Metro-East woman linked to 2 heroin deaths faces new trial - KMOV.com

Metro-East woman linked to 2 heroin deaths faces new trial

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- A southwestern Illinois woman who was accused in 2011 of providing the heroin that killed her boyfriend and another man will be tried on charges that she injected a woman with a non-fatal overdose of the drug.

The (Alton) Telegraph reports that 29-year-old Angella Halliday was to go on trial Tuesday in Madison County on an aggravated battery count linked to last summer’s overdose of a Wood River woman.

Halliday was charged with two counts of drug-induced homicide in 2011 for allegedly providing the heroin that killed a Worden man and her boyfriend weeks apart.

Prosecutors dropped the homicide charges in 2012 after Halliday pleaded guilty to a drug count. She was sentenced to four years in prison but was released on parole in May of last year.

 

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