Ashleigh Banfield: Philip Seymour Hoffman's Dealer 'Deserves To Go Away For Life'

Feb 03, 2014 | Updated Feb 03, 2014

CNN's Ashleigh Banfield said Philip Seymour Hoffman's drug dealer should be held responsible for the actor's apparent drug overdose Sunday night.

Police reportedly found close to 50 bags of heroin and syringes in Seymour's apartment at the scene of his death, ABC News said Monday.

Banfield argued on "Legal View" Monday that Hoffman's drug dealer had to be a "sick man" to give him the drug that reportedly led to his death, and said that he should be charged with "felony murder."

"I will never leave this without saying that the guy who gave an addict the drug that killed him deserves to go away for life," she said. "The poor user can't help it at this point!"

Banfield's guest, lawyer Alan Dershowitz, insisted that it would be "absurd" and "foolish" to convict the dealer of a felony.

"Here you have a man who was addicted, who went out and got the drugs from somebody. That somebody didn’t want him to die," Dershowitz said.

“That someone didn’t care," Banfield fired back. "If they’re dealing in heroin, they don’t care.”

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