O’FALLON, Mo. -- A St. Charles County man has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter for providing a fatal dose of heroin.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 37-year-old Jason Shell of O’Fallon was found guilty on Thursday on both the manslaughter charge and distribution of a controlled substance.
Shell supplied heroin to 36-year-old James Eyman III, who was found dead in a home in January. An investigation determined that Shell provided Eyman with a syringe of heroin, but did nothing to help when he realized that Eyman was in medical distress.
Shell faces sentencing on June 19.