Dayton woman changes plea in Xenia man’s accidental overdose death

UPDATE @3:20 P.M.

Senora Hensley, 52, changed her plea today as part of an agreement with the prosecutor’s office in Greene County Common Pleas Court.

Hensley pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and two counts of trafficking in heroin, court officials said.

Other charges, including corrupting another with drugs, were dropped as part of the plea agreement. Judge Stephen Wolaver sentenced Hensley to serve six years in prison, officials said.

Prosecutor Stephen Haller said Hensley was “in it to make money,” and had sold a combination of fentanyl and heroin to the fatal victim, 45-year-old Mark Cantrell.


A plea agreement has been offered to a 52-year-old woman who is accused of supplying heroin to a man who fatally overdosed in May.

Senora Hensley, of Dayton, is scheduled to appear in court today for a possible change in her plea of not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, corrupting another with drugs and trafficking in heroin, according to records on file with the Greene County Clerk of Courts.

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Hensley was arrested two days after Xenia police responded May 1 to a fatal overdose on Prugh Avenue. The victim, 45-year-old Mark Cantrell, died of an accidental overdose, according to the Greene County Coroner’s Office.

Police retrieved Cantrell’s phone records and Hensley was the last person he had called prior to the fatal overdose, according to court records.

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Police set up a meeting with Hensley to buy $50 worth of heroin, and she was arrested during the transaction at the Site Food Mart gas station in Beavercreek, according to court records.

Hensley was hiding the heroin in her bra and after her arrest, she told officers that she sells heroin to pay bills and had sold heroin three or four times to Cantrell prior to his death, according to court records.

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This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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