On Monday, June 7, 2010, Warren Eugene Ullom, the 24 year old lead singer of the Atlanta rock group The Judies pled guilty to a charge of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the overdose death of Rachel San Inocencio which occurred on June 6, 2008. Facing a potential lifetime in prison, Mr. Ullom accepted a plea and was sentenced to 20 years. The sad death of Ms. Inocencio and Mr. Ullom’s conviction are a grim reminder of the dangers of using heroin. Judge Doris Downs, who sentenced Mr. Ullom, solemnly commented, “one life has been lost in this incident and now we are losing another.” Mr. Ullom has been drug free for over 18 months and has been a positive and creative member of society since the unfortunate 2008 incident.
David W. Prasse, an entertainment attorney and co-owner of The Judies’ label, said, “Warren is one of the most talented musicians I’ve ever met. He’s a gifted songwriter, amazing entertainer and a truly brilliant person. I’ve been fortunate enough to spend time with him over the last year as this impending situation had been hanging over his head. He managed to turn his life around and remarkably he focused on his music and worked to keep his friends from being depressed about his situation. Over the last year he’s become one of my best friends and I miss him already. This was a no win situation. On behalf of his family and friends, we wish him a speedy release.”
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