CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A Centennial mother and former Cherry Creek Schools teacher aide appeared in court Tuesday morning for a preliminary hearing connected to the overdose death of a 21-year-old.
Almeda Sullivan, 51, was arrested in July 2013 on one count of first-degree murder with extreme difference in the 2011 overdose death of Carter Higdon, 21.
Authorities investigating the case have also linked Sullivan to three other overdose deaths since 2008: Sierra Cochran, 19; Lindsey Saidy, 28; and Martynas “Tez” Simanskas, 20.
Higdon and Cochran’s bodies were found at Sullivan’s Centennial home on E. Bentley Circle, police said.
Sullivan allegedly gave prescription pain medication to the young adults, many of who were habitual drug users.