Girlfriend’s drug death brings charges for Shorewood man
By Brian Stanley Bstanley@stmedianetwork.com November 2, 2013 11:04AM
Dwight E. Musson | Will County Sheriff's office
Updated: December 4, 2013 6:46AM
SHOREWOOD — A man has been charged with drug-induced homicide following the overdose of his 18-year-old girlfriend, police said.
Dwight E. “Ike” Musson, 34, of 214 Ravinia Drive, Shorewood, was indicted Oct. 18, Chief Aaron Klima said. Musson has been in the county jail since June 29 when he was arrested on a charge of delivery of drugs.
On June 28, Musson and Rebecca R. Sova had been alone at his father’s house when she became unresponsive, Klima said. Musson drove Sova to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center where staff alerted Joliet police.
“(Joliet) learned they’d been in Shorewood and we took over the investigation,” Klima said.
Sova, the daughter of a retired Joliet police officer, died July 2. Will County Coroner Patrick K. O’Neil said autopsy and toxicology results show Sova died from opiate intoxication.
Klima said the coroner’s and state’s attorney’s staff met regularly with detectives, who conducted “extensive interviews” with acquaintances of Musson and Sova. It appears Musson was a heroin user but was not dealing drugs, according to investigators.
Musson’s criminal history includes arrests for aggravated battery and multiple traffic violations going back more than a decade.
In 2010 he spent two months in jail after a chase with Wilmington police and was arrested for aggravated battery to a police officer in Shorewood in December 2011. He was released from jail five months later, records show.
Musson’s bond has been set at one penny under $1 million. He is scheduled for arraignment on Nov. 19. A conviction on the homicide charge carries a minimum prison sentence of 15 years.