A man who supplied the fentanyl that killed a St. Charles, MO mother, leaving her three young children alone for over 15 hours, was sentenced Wednesday close to 8 years in prison.

A U.S. District also ordered 39-year-old Valentino Terez Carpenter of Maryland Heights, to pay $8,665 in funeral expenses for the victim.

The victim was found dead on the couch in her home on June 21, 2022, with a capsule containing fentanyl nearby, after the cries of her children alerted a neighbor. The woman’s children, ages 2, 4 and one month, had been alone for at least 15 hours after their mother’s death.

Carpenter pleaded guilty in September to one count of distribution of fentanyl and admitted selling two capsules containing drugs to the victim for $10. He also admitted that the victim was killed by a fentanyl overdose.