ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Prosecutors say a Maryland woman was mistakenly charged with first- and second-degree murder after her arrest earlier this year in a fatal overdose case.

The Capital Gazette reports a prosecutor said at a bail review Friday for 46-year-old Gennie Rae Peterson that the murder charges against her were filed “in error.”

Assistant State’s Attorney Caitlin Robinson says prosecutors will review the evidence against Peterson with plans to consider charging her with involuntary manslaughter, as investigators originally recommended.

Peterson, of Odenton, is accused of selling a fatal mix of heroin and the synthetic opioid fentanyl to another woman in March.

A judge released Peterson from jail and put her under house arrest.

Peterson spoke only briefly during the hearing, pledging to show up for court if placed on house arrest.


Information from: The Capital, http://www.capitalgazette.com/

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