Father accused of aiding son’s fatal overdose has case continued, again
STAMFORD — A New Canaan man who allegedly supplied his son with the heroin that caused his fatal overdose had his case pushed off once again.
On May 19, a third continuation was issued for Mark Lynch, 57, who was again back in Stamford Superior Court after pleading not guilty to charges of second-degree manslaughter, possession of narcotics and illegal distribution back in January. The case was continued until July 7.
On Nov. 21, 2016, Lynch turned himself in to New Canaan police after a warrant was put out for his arrest following an investigation into the death of his son, Chris Lynch, 25. On Sept. 25, 2016, police responded to the elder Lynch’s home on Parade Hill Road home after Lynch found his son unresponsive in bed. Chris Lynch was declared dead at the scene and the medical examiner’s report later confirmed the 25-year-old had died of a heroin overdose.
Lynch admitted to officers at the scene that the heroin his son used was his and Lynch said he allowed him to use the drugs the night before. Court documents proved Lynch knew his son struggled with a heroin addiction and that he knew his son was sober after moving to Colorado to get treatment for his addiction.