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, is scheduled to begin today in Camdenton.

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. Beck’s girlfriend, Morgan Walters, was also charged in the case, but no further information on her case has been disclosed. The Jury trial is scheduled to be conducted by 26th Circuit Judge Matthew Hamner.