Jeff Ostfeld, the Las Vegas man sentenced for smuggling after arranging an assisted suicide, has received a six year prison federal prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter.
Back in May, 2009, Jennifer Malone, 32 of Oregon was found dead in a hotel room in Nuevo Progreso, Mexico.
Jeff Ostfeld was in Mexico too.
He was reportedly seen by hotel staff at the same very same hotel leaving her hotel room with her purse and reportedly did not pay the hotel bill.
After leaving Mexico and coming back to the US, Jeff Ostfeld was arrested at the border on 5-18-09 after he was found carrying vials of phenobarbital, the same drug that Malone died of.
He claimed the drugs were to be used for assisted suicides.
Ostfeld’s mother was stunned. She said that he suffered from severe anxiety and depression and he had simply told her he was taking a short 4 day trip. She said it was the first time he had gone on vacation alone.
Back in Mexico, authorities were investigating Malone’s death. In her room, investigators reportedly found books about depression, an empty bottle of anti-anxiety medicine and Malone’s credit cards that were cut up and thrown in the garbage.
Ostfeld reportedly told investigators in the United States that he had flown to Texas From Las Vegas on May 15th with the intention of crossing into Mexico to buy drugs and reportedly even had vials with him to store the drugs.
Both Jeff Ostfeld and Jennifer Malone suffered from severe and anxiety and Ostfeld seemed especially troubled.
He lived with his mother and appeared to have never developed basic life skills.
He pleaded guilty last year to one count of importing a controlled substance however when he was sentenced, the judge sentenced him based on guidelines for voluntary manslaughter.