(KMOV.com) –Effingham County State’s Attorney Bryan M. Kibler has filed Class X felony homicide charges in connection with the February death of a former Shelbyville resident.
Jay C. Miller, 23, was charged with committing a drug induced homicide in the Feb. 4 death of 29-year-old Jessica M. James.
A statement released by Kibler states that “Miller knowingly delivered a substance containing heroin (to James, and that James subsequently) injected a portion of that heroin into her body and that said injection of heroin caused the death of James”.
Miller has previously been charged with delivering a controlled substance, along with simple possession.
Albert D. Church, 23, of Effingham was charged with delivery of a controlled substance by accountability, a Class 2 felony, for possibly arranging James’ purchase of heroin from Miller.
Miller and Church are currently in custody at the Effingham County Jail.