Former senator Joyce died from overdose

Medical examiner report cites ‘acute pentobarbital intoxication’

FORMER STATE SENATOR Brian Joyce, who was found dead in his Westport home in late September, died from a barbiturate overdose, according to the state medical examiner’s office. Joyce died from “acute pentobarbital intoxication,” according information provided Tuesday afternoon by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. Pentobarbital is a powerful sedative that can(...)

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