Man gets jail time for letting friend OD, die

Posted at 1:50 PM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 15:27:48-04

A man will spend six years in jail for not calling police when his friend overdosed on heroin and died in 2014. 

Barry Kuminkoski was sentenced this week to six years in jail and fined $7,500 after pleading guilty to attempted involuntary manslaughter and corrupting another with drugs.

Todd Jay overdosed in Barry Kuminkoski's back yard in June 2014, but Kuminoski didn't call 911 until later that night. was there as a team of Bedford police officers, narcotics agents and a SWAT team converged on 832 Lincoln Boulevard, armed with an arrest warrant for Barry Kuminkowski and Kim Kuminkowski in November of 2015.

Police arrested the couple for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the overdose death of Jay at their home.

“It’s terrible to let someone linger and die there,” Detective Kidd with the Bedford Police Department said.

Kim pleaded guilty to permitting drug abuse and failing to provide for a functionally impaired person. She was sentenced to a year of supervised probation. 

The alleged drug dealer, Christian Hall, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and trafficking and was sentenced to a total of 18 months in prison.