He faces up to 11 years in prison on the manslaughter charge and a “prison term is presumed necessary,” as well as up to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine on the tampering charge with no prison necessary, according to the plea entry.
The victim, Adam Marlow, 28, was found dead from fentanyl and cocaine intoxication on Dec. 15, 2018, at his Mason home. Neither Satterwhite or Marlow had a prior record.
Satterwhite’s trial was delayed in April due to COVID-19 concerns. His electronic monitoring was also discontinued to protect court employees from exposure to the new virus.
At least one court employee had tested positive when the preventative measures were begun in the court in Lebanon.
Satterwhite also faced charges of corrupting another with drugs, drug trafficking and tampering with evidence.