UPDATE: Kyle Alifom, 20, a friend of a McLean teen who died last summer after a deadly mix of heroin and antihistamines, was sentenced Friday to six years and eight months in prison, according to a report Friday by the Washington Post.
Prosecutors asked that Alifom, of the Vienna area, face up to 10 years in prison, according to the Post. An attorney for Alifom asked that he spend less than two years in prison, arguing that the person who injected Emylee with heroin should bear the responsibility for her death. That person, and another also in the car that night, were never identified. But prosecutors say if Alifom had called for medical help instead of letting Emily "sleep it off" or hiding Emily's body outside, she may have lived, the Post reported.
A night of partying — including shooting up heroin — turned tragic last summer when Emylee, 16, passed out and later died; the state medical examiner ruled her death "accidental," and said she had a reaction from the mix of heroin and an over-the-counter antihistamine.
It was two weeks before school was about to begin and Emylee was going to be starting her junior year. She went out with three friends who traveled into DC, and after shooting up the heroin, Emylee passed out in the car, according to an unsealed affidavit filed in U.S. District Court by a Fairfax County Police detective, according to the Fairfax County Times.
Instead of seeking medical attention, the group, reportedly Emylee, Kyle and two others, drove to a home near Tyson's Corner, in the 8200 block of Madrillon Estates Dr., outside of the Town of Vienna.
It was the home of Kyle Alifom. Emylee later died at the home and Kyle hid her body outdoors, where police found it covered by a screen Alifom had placed there.
Alifom’s parents, Elizabeth Wossen and Sileshi Alifom, said their son was “horrified, anguished, ashamed and disappointed in himself” for what he had done, the Post reported Friday.