The trial for 26-year-old Dereck Beck, a Camden county man charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in the overdose death of his mother, that was scheduled to begin Monday has been delayed. Camden County Prosecuting Attorney Richelle Grosvenor asked for the postponement, and Judge Matthew Hamner granted the request over the objection of Becks’ attorney, Public Defender Lauren McGrady.
Camden County deputies responded to a home in Montreal on January 19, 2021, regarding an overdose death. Investigators say Beck supplied his mother with a purported controlled substance he created from other illicit ingredients. This substance was believed to be the cause of death.
The case is scheduled to be taken on February 9th in Camden County.