HBO Producer Pleads Guilty to Dragging Body of Overdose Victim Out of Friend's Apartment
Marc Henry Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced June 26.
An HBO producer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to dragging the body of an overdose victim from a friend's apartment, leaving her to die in a Manhattan doorway.
Marc Henry Johnson, 52, producer of the HBO pilot The Deuce, pleaded guilty to one count of acting as an accessory after the fact to the offense of maintaining a drug-involved premises, which stemmed from him moving the body of a 38-year-old female overdose victim from his friend's unit, rendering no aid, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, southern division of New York.
The Oct. 3, 2015, incident occurred when Johnson took the victim, whom he met that night at a bar, to the apartment of his friend, James Holder, so they could continue doing drugs, specifically cocaine, according to authorities.
After the victim overdosed, the two men dragged her body downstairs and left her in a doorway. Johnson called 911 but offered no specifics about the situation. Holder left the premises, according to the authorities.
Johnson's accessory-after-the-fact offense carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice stated.
Holder pleaded guilty last December to maintaining a drug-involved premises, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Holder is scheduled to be sentenced May 4, and Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced June 26.
The first season of The Deuce has been shot and will air this fall.