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 Feb. 24, a second continuation was issued for Mark Lynch, 57, who was originally due back in Stamford Superior Court on Jan. 19 after pleading not guilty to charges of second-degree manslaughter, possession of narcotics and illegal distribution. The case was continued until March 23.

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.

Lynch’s attorney, Matthew Maddox, has refused to comment on this case.

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