CONCORD, N.H. — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who died of an overdose of a powerful painkiller last fall is heading for trial in federal court along with two others in April.

Jazzmyn Rood is charged with concealing knowledge and providing false information to police about the drug’s distribution in the death of her daughter, Evangelique “Eve” Tarmey, in October 2015. Tarmey died in a Rochester motel of acute fentanyl intoxication.

Mark Ross, Rood’s boyfriend, and Leslie Aberle are charged with giving Tarmey a drug that caused her death. The cases originated in state court before being transferred last month to federal court, where the potential penalties are more severe.

In state court last year, a Rochester police detective testified that Ross said that he, Aberle and Tarmey drove to Massachusetts to buy heroin and Tarmey planned to meet up with her boyfriend there, but he didn’t show.

The detective testified that Ross said the three returned to the motel, where he and Aberle injected themselves with heroin before he injected Rood.

Ross told police Tarmey was upset about not seeing her boyfriend, and that Aberle gave Ross what he said he thought was heroin “to shut her up.” He said Tarmey took the drug, he fell asleep, and later awoke to find her dead.

All three are being jailed until their trials.

Before Rood’s case was transferred to federal court, a judge said he would agree to release the 41-year-old from jail if she met certain conditions, such as wearing a GPS monitor and living in a place approved by corrections officials while being considered under house arrest.

At a hearing earlier this month, U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrea Johnstone found “there are no conditions or combination of conditions of release that will reasonably assure the appearance of the defendant and the safety of the community.”


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