A Middletown woman has been sent to prison for dumping a woman’s body in the woods after her overdose last summer.
Erica Robinson, 32, pleaded guilty in March in Butler County Common Pleas Court to tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. A second charge of gross abuse of a corpse, a lower felony, was dismissed.
In February, co-defendant Joshua Swenson, 28, took the same plea deal and was also sentenced to 18 months in prison. Both faced a total of 36 months in prison.
Both Robinson and Swenson told Middletown police that Leslie Dalton, 20, of Middletown overdosed in their Wilbraham Road house, and they waited until night before putting her body in a wheelbarrow, covering it with a sheet and then pushing it across the street to a wooded area.