The Herald reports that Joshua Marlo Knox faces up to a decade behind bars for supplying the heroin that led to Bridgette Johns’ death:
On the day she would have turned 20, the people who loved Bridgette Johns expect to gather in a courtroom and watch sentencing for the man found responsible for her 2009 death.
Joshua Marlo Knox, 27, was convicted Wednesday of controlled-substances homicide and heroin delivery. The Mountlake Terrace man faces up to a decade behind bars.
The verdict came after two days of testimony before Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Kenneth Cowsert.
Knox opted not to have a jury hear the case, leaving it up to the judge to weigh the evidence. Cowsert announced his verdict on Wednesday afternoon.
There was a moment of awkwardness when the lawyers agreed to schedule sentencing for Feb. 22, then realized it was Johns’ birthday. Her mother, Ruth Spesshardt, assured them it wasn’t a problem.
“I want it on her birthday,” she said.