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Batavia Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Drug-Induced Homicide

A 22-year-old Batavia man accused of supplying the heroin that killed Abby L. Nordmeyer, 24, of South Elgin, last April has been sentenced to eight years in prison after he entered a guilty plea Friday to drug-induced homicide, according to the Daily Herald. 

Allen, of the 300 block of North River Street, will have to serve at least 75 percent of his sentence and faced up to 30 years in prison on the drug-induced homicide charge, according to the Daily Herald. 

A co-defendent in the case, Andrea Nielsen, is accused of contacting Allen to get the heroin and then using the heroin with Allen and Nordmeyer at Nordmeyer's home on April 5, according to the article. 

Read more on the Daily Herald


Colin C. April 05, 2014 at 09:01 AM
There is almost nothing sane or even effective about our drug laws. They are largely the result of religious pressure and political self serving dating back over a hundred years. If the American people had any realistic concept of the cost to us in tens of billions of dollars a year, wasted lives, all for a totally ineffective and counter productive result, we would impeach any politician who even dared utter the words "War on Drugs".
dpalz April 06, 2014 at 09:52 AM
Agree with all the above. It's very nice to start a Sunday AM reading intelligent and thoughtful comments concerning a horrible situation. Peace
Mike April 06, 2014 at 12:33 PM
This makes as much sense as charging someone with murder if you sell them a gun and they commit suicide. And do you think people will call an ambulance to help someone that has overdosed, or get out of there before they are charged with murder?
Geneva Dad April 07, 2014 at 02:10 PM
So, if someone buys alcohol and drinks it with their friends and one of their friends dies from alcohol poisoning, could that someone that bought and shared the alcohol be charged with alcohol induced homicide?
Martha Hanna April 07, 2014 at 02:13 PM
yes

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