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Man going to trial in 22-year-old's overdose death

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Posted at 1:10 PM, Jul 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-24 15:10:48-04

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- There is enough evidence for a trial in the death of a 22-year-old who was forced to eat a lethal amount of methamphetamine.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports Magistrate James Stow found probable cause to send the case to district court for trial.

Authorities say Evan Mychal Larkin was held at gunpoint and forced to eat the lethal dose to prove he wasn't a police informant.

A witness testified 43-year-old Shaun Patrick Kelly thought Larkin was an officer.

Defense attorney Anne Taylor argued the witness was trying to pass blame.

A judge will schedule an arraignment when Kelly can enter a plea.

Prosecutors said Kelly had failed to appear in court before and bail was raised to $150,000.

Larkin is the grandson of a former Post Falls mayor.