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Patrick KenneallyWelcome to the website for the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.  It is the honor of a lifetime to represent the hardworking people of McHenry County as their State’s Attorney.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney's Office is a public trust, it belongs to and is paid for by you, the People.  My job is to ensure that it is working on your behalf. Further, it is my job to uphold your confidence in our Office and the justice system.  To do this, our daily goal is to be the most effective, ethical, and efficient state’s attorney’s office in the State.

I invite you to explore the site and see for yourself the many services we offer.  If we can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to email us at statesattorney@mchenrycountyil.gov or call at (815) 334-4159. If you need to email court notices, please forward to SAOCourtNotices-MB@mchenrycountyil.gov.

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Jessica Chapman Sentenced to Six Years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the Offense of Drug Induced Homicide

Post Date:06/07/2019 10:01 AM

PRESS RELEASE

June 7, 2019

JESSICA CHAPMAN SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE OFFENSE OF DRUG INDUCED HOMICIDE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 26-year-old Jessica Chapman of Barrington, IL, was sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of drug induced homicide.  

On August 31, 2017 the McHenry City police department arrived at 5311 Malibu Court after a call about a drug overdose. Michael Roach resided at that address and he was found dead at the scene. The cause of death was a heroin overdose. In November of 2017, the police interviewed the defendant who admitted that she and Mr. Roach had gone to an area outside of Chicago where she purchased heroin from a dealer named “Shorty.” She shared the heroin with Mr. Roach, who ingested it and died as a result. 

This case was investigated by the McHenry City Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Kyle Bruett and Michael Combs.

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