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A man has been sentenced to over 17 years in prison in connection with the death of Mac Miller.
Miller – whose real name was Malcolm McCormick – tragically died in September 2018 of an accidental overdose, and on Monday (5/16/22) Stephen Walter was sent to federal prison for 210 months for his role in the crime.
According to court documents, Walter – who was also charged with being a felon in possession of ammunition – ordered co-defendant Ryan Reavis to distribute pills containing fentanyl to another co-defendant, Cameron Pettit, who in turn sold them. to the rapper. .
Walter had reached a plea deal last October, under which he would face a 17-year prison sentence, but District Judge Otis D. Wright II called the punishment “too lenient” after he discovered that he continued to sell the pills and cocaine leading up to his arrest in 2019, and therefore sentenced him to 17 and a half years in prison and five years of probation.
After sentencing, prosecutors read a statement from Mac’s mother, Karen Meyers, which was also read last month when Reavis was jailed for 10 years.
She said: “My life turned dark the moment Malcolm left his world. Malcolm was my person, more than a son. We had a deep, special and irreplaceable bond and kinship. We talked almost every day about everything – his life, plans, music, dreams.
“His laugh was infectious and brilliant. My love for him was unparalleled and I felt the same about him. He would never knowingly take a fentanyl pill, ever. He wanted to live and was excited about the future. The Hole in my heart will always be there.”
Walter also addressed the court and insisted he was “really remorseful”, although he denied some reports of his alleged conduct.
He said: “My actions caused a lot of pain, and for that I really feel remorse. I’m not that kind of person who wants to hurt anyone. It’s not me. But on the paperwork where it says that I continued to conduct this kind of behavior after knowing there was death, that is not the truth.”
The man went on to say he had no idea the pills would end up in Mac’s possession.
He said: “I dealt with Cameron Pettit, and he made me believe he was going to ingest the pills I sold him. He never told me anything about McCormick. He never told me anything about McCormick. didn’t say he was going to deliver those pills to another person.
“I always take responsibility for everything that happened, but he never told me it was for another person.
“He had experience using these pills. I thought it was for him – for personal use. And then he delivered them to McCormick with cocaine and Xanax, or whatever. I was unwilling to do this and had no intention of doing anything other than [sell to] Cameron Petit.
“And then two days later when there was an overdose, Cameron never called me to tell me he had anything to do with him. So I had no idea anyone had died. If I had known, I would not have continued this type of behavior.”
Walter’s attorney has confirmed that he does not plan to appeal his conviction.