Pregnant Mom Killed With Heroin Injection By Craigslist Solicitor

Fri, December 13, 2013 1:33pm EST by 8 Comments
Pregnant Mom Killed Heroin
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So horrific! A woman who was 9 months pregnant with her third child was killed by a lethal heroin injection given to her by a former doctor who was using Craigslist to solicit sexual partners. The mom had turned to prostitution to make ends meet when she left her husband and had two children and a baby on the way to support.

Deanna Ballman, 23, was found dead of a drug overdose in the back seat of her car a day after answering a Craiglist ad for sex and meeting at the home of Ali Salim, a 44-year-old former doctor. Salim was charged in her death and pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter — after he was accused of injecting the pregnant mom with heroin, killing her and her unborn baby — tampering with evidence, and abuse of a corpse.

Pregnant Mom Killed By Lethal Heroin Injection From Craigslist Sex Solicitor

Deanna Ballman was about to give birth to a daughter she decided to name Mabel when a Craiglist encounter turned horrific.

She met up with Salim, who used the website Craigslist “extensively” to meet sexual partners, references in his ad postings to exchanging drugs for sex, including heroin, according to court filings from his Oct. 2013 trial which were released on Dec. 12. He wrote prescriptions for hard drugs and bought heroin for the women who came to his home, reported The Daily Mail.

There was video evidence of Salim with a nude and unconscious Ballman who was suffering distress signs consistent with heroin distress, according to investigators hoping to also prove Salim guilty of rape. Salim plead guilty to the rape charge, asserting his innocence while acknowledging that the court had enough evidence for a conviction.

Former Doctor Pleads Guilty To Charges Of Manslaughter & Rape

Salim’s lawyer, Sam Shamansky, previously alleged that Ballman was a prostitute feeding a drug habit, but investigators revealed there was no evidence to believe she had been a drug user.

The former emergency room physician did not help the mother during the overdose, but instead allegedly tried to hide the bodies. “Without regard for mother or child, he dumped their bodies in a remote location as if he was taking out his trash,” according to the court filing.

Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this difficult time.

– Maxine Studebaker

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Posted at 12:48 PM on December 17, 2013  

here are a few facts that you don’t know! Deanna was a member of the National Guard and she had to leave her Very ABUSIVE husband to protect herself and her children. the ad she responded to was for cleaning services not “date” . she was buried with Military Honors and I was very proud to have been a part of the services and to know her family who’s lives have forever been changed. the sick SOB that took two lives one of which never got a chance to live should spend the rest of his life in prison where I hope that the inmates “take really good care” of him. “dr.sicko” took a plea deal to avoid a jury trial and a death sentence. something he should have gotten. Hell has a special place for F#%*kers like him!!!!

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Posted at 4:34 PM on December 17, 2013  

You didn’t know her. Get off the internet.

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Posted at 10:20 PM on December 13, 2013  

This story is over a year old.

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shirleyepaul (@shirleyepaul1)

Posted at 3:44 PM on December 13, 2013  

my co-worker’s step-aunt makes $76 an hour on the computer. She has been fired for 8 months but last month her payment was $16978 just working on the computer for a few hours. visit=======>jobs25.ℭOM

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Posted at 3:15 PM on December 13, 2013  

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Posted at 2:36 PM on December 13, 2013  

I truly feel with this girls family and her two kids that got left behind, but please who goes out for payed seks when nine months pregnancy??? Coulden`t she notice as she already had two that she can`t afford three kids??
People please think just a bit more …

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Posted at 2:07 PM on December 13, 2013  

Horrific…you didn’t say where this happened.

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Posted at 9:50 PM on December 13, 2013  

Pretty sure pataskala ohio

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