Man Sentenced for Injecting Teen with
Lethal Dose of Heroin, Moving Her Body

The man who injected a Brookville girl with a lethal dose of heroin will spend the next eight to 16 years in state prison.

During sentencing for 30-year-old Shawn Ryan Carr of Kittanning the judge said he wanted to reject the deal Carr made with prosecutors because he thought it was too lenient. But he imposed the sentence because the family of 19-year-old Devan Knapp wanted the ordeal to end.

After being injected with the heroin Devan stopped breathing. That’s when Carr moved her body to her car, drove her to Clarion County and put her in the driver’s seat with a syringe on her lap to make it look as if she overdosed there.

Her family reported her missing on January 13. Her body was found two days later.

Carr had pleaded guilty to drug delivery resulting in death and other charges in July.

Pictured, Devan Knapp

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