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