Murder Charges Against Patricide Suspect Dropped

By Matthew Stabley
|  Friday, Aug 19, 2011  |  Updated 4:18 PM EDT
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Murder Charges Against Patricide Suspect Dropped

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Murder charges against a woman who had been accused of killing her father were dropped this week, according to her lawyer.

Prosecutors dropped the murder charges against Patricia Blevins Wednesday, Olaun Simmons said. Blevins pleaded guilty to three counts of prescription fraud.

Blevins's father, 82-year-old Marden Wilson, died in March 2010. Autopsy and toxicology reports showed a high level of Sertaline -- a generic form of Zoloft -- in his system, Prince William County police said.

Wilson had suffered from a heart and lung condition and was cared for by Blevins, who lived with him at a Residence Inn after they had been evicted from their Woodbridge home five days before his death.

Blevins became a suspect when investigators learned she was under federal investigation for prescription fraud, including Sertaline, police said. Wilson did not have a prescription for the drug in his medical history, authorities said.

Blevins is scheduled to be sentenced for prescription fraud on Oct. 27.

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