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Tampa man charged with manslaughter for failing to call 911 after Plant High student’s fatal overdose


Failures to call 911 leads to charges

A 19-year-old Tampa man is under arrest for his role in the death of a Plant High School senior who overdosed on heroin last year just weeks before graduation. Titan Goodson, of Harbour Island, was still in the Hillsborough County jail Monday evening in lieu of $15,000 bail. Earlier, a grand jury indicted him on a second-degree felony manslaughter charge for the death of Katie Golden, a popular cheerleader at Plant High. Goodson had dated Golden on and off, her parents told the Tampa Bay Times. Goodson had told Tampa police he snorted heroin with Katie the night of her overdose, but did not initially face charges. But in a statement, Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren criticized Goodson for leaving Golden unresponsive for hours before calling 911.

Times staff

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