Man charged in fatal overdose of former fighter Shane LaRocca

Man charged in fatal overdose of former fighter Shane LaRocca

When former wrestler and amateur mixed martial artist Shane LaRocca passed away earlier this year, friends and family were left wondering if anything would be done about it.

Terrance Grant, 36, allegedly sold drugs to Shane Larocca hours before the 29-year-old man was found dead in his Clementon, New Jersey home in July, according to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. Larocca’s body was found in his Clementon Avenue home on the afternoon of July 28, the prosecutor’s office said. A medical examiner determined his cause of death was heroin and fentanyl intoxication.

Grant was charged with strict liability homicide Friday after an investigation by the prosecutor’s office and police departments from Clementon, Berlin Township and Gloucester Township, according to a report from Jim Walsh of The Daily Journal.

A great bit of justice prevailed for our Shane,” Daniel LaRoccca, Shane’s father posted on Facebook.

Shane competed six times regionally, fighting for promotions such as XFE, XCC, and CFFC.  The former Daddis Mixed Martial Arts Academy competitor won his first three fights before dropping the next three.  He last competed in August 2016.  LaRocca would have turned 30 years of age on September 26.

Grant was already being held in Camden County Jail on other charges, the prosecutor’s office noted. He now awaits a detention hearing in connection with the homicide accusation.

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