Third person in week charged with drug-induced homicide
By Brian Stanley email@example.com March 6, 2013 4:06PM
Updated: April 9, 2013 11:19AM
For the third time in a week, a person has been charged with drug-induced homicide for allegedly supplying the heroin that led to a fatal overdose.
On Tuesday, sheriff’s police obtained an arrest warrant for Kristina L. Keating, 22, carrying a $3 million bond. Keating has been charged in connection with the October 2011 death of Emilio R. Medina.
Spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said deputies and Lockport Township firefighters were called around 1 p.m. Oct. 29, 2011, to Medina’s residence in the 14000 block of South Oakdale Circle.
“Keating and two other men had driven up to Chicago the day before to buy heroin. Medina did not go with them because he was wearing an ankle-monitoring bracelet,” Hoffmeyer said.
After returning and snorting the drugs, Keating and one man left while Medina and the other friend went to sleep, reports said.
Medina’s mother found his body on the couch later that day.
As the investigation continued, Keating was busted by Romeoville police for drug possession in February 2012. She was sentenced to three years in prison and is currently behind bars at Lincoln Correctional Center.
On Friday Emerson D. Harris, 24, was charged with drug-induced homicide for the Sept. 19 death of Chad D. Conley, 28.
Police say Conley overdosed in the parking lot of a Wendy’s in Bolingbrook after reportedly buying drugs from Harris. Harris was already in the county jail on an unrelated arrest by the Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad.
Also on Friday, Will County Sheriff’s police received a warrant for Maximilian Kalemba,21, of Homer Glen. Kalemba allegedly bought drugs for his friend Randall A. Witte, 23, who fatally overdosed in Kalemba’s backyard on Oct. 26.
Police say none of the drug-induced homicide cases are related.
Drug-induced homicide carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison.