(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A man charged with Reckless Homicide for leaving his stepson for dead in Lawrenceburg has been sentenced.
Richard Eglian, Sr., 58, of Lawrenceburg, was arrested last November following the April overdose death of his stepson, Mike Eglian.
Richard Eglian reached a negotiated plea agreement and pleaded guilty to Reckless Homicide (Class C felony). He was sentenced Tuesday in Dearborn Circuit Court to three years.
Eglian will spend one year in prison followed by two years on probation. He was given credit for 125 days already served in jail, increased to 250 days served thanks to Indiana’s good time credit law. Judge James D. Humphrey also set fines and court fees against Eglian, who is currently serving out his sentence in jail at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center.
According to a court affidavit, Mike Eglian, 37, had been doing heroin with his stepfather and another man, Christopher DeArmond, at the Lawrenceburg Village Apartments on April 13.
Mike Eglian overdosed on the drug and began foaming at the mouth. Instead of taking the victim to get medical attention, Rick Eglian and DeArmond drove past Dearborn County Hospital to downtown Lawrenceburg.
Sometime later, Mike Eglian was found unresponsive in DeArmond’s car parked at a home on Short Street. He was taken to the hospital where he died the following night.
Rick Eglian and DeArmond had gone to hide in a nearby home.
DeArmond, an Oklahoma resident, is also charged with Reckless Homicide and remains held in jail in Dearborn County since his arrest in December. His criminal case has yet to be resolved.