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Woman pleads guilty to obstruction

An Ironton woman pleaded guilty Monday morning in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to obstruction of justice, one of two charges against her in connection with the death of a man earlier this year.

Mary Wolfson, 24, entered her plea before Judge Frank McCown, who has set a sentencing hearing for Aug. 14.

Lawrence County Prosecutor J.B. Collier Jr. said the obstruction of

justice charge is a third-degree felony and carries the possibility of a one to five years in prison.

Collier said the other charge against Mary Wolfson, tampering with

evidence, was dismissed.

Meanwhile, Wolfson’s

husband, attorney Richard Wolfson, 42, asked Judge McCown for new legal counsel Monday. Portsmouth Attorney Michael Mearan will now represent him.

Collier said Richard Wolfson faces obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence charges, both third-degree felonies. A pretrial hearing for him is scheduled for Aug. 23. No trial date has been scheduled.

On March 23 of this year, Eric Deer, 24, died after receiving a fatal dose of Fentanyl, a synthetic

morphine patch. The younger Deer died in the Park Avenue law office/home of the Wolfsons.

Deer’s father, Gerald Deer, along with the Wolfsons, were indicted in connection with his death April 12.

Gerald Deer pleaded guilty in late June to corrupting another with drugs and involuntary manslaughter, both second-degree felonies, and will spend eight years in prison for his part in the death of his son. He was also fined $7,500. Teresa Moore/The Ironton Tribune