Man Pleads Guilty in Heroin Overdose Death

3 years 9 months 3 weeks ago August 30, 2013 Aug 30, 2013 Friday, August 30 2013 Friday, August 30, 2013 8:28:00 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. CHARLES - A St. Charles man faces sentencing in October after admitting that he delivered a fatal dose of heroin.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 24-year-old Thomas Lucas Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday in St. Charles to involuntary manslaughter and drug distribution. He and his girlfriend, 24-year-old Whitney Patrick, were charged last summer after Jemil Francis Ely died of an overdose.

Lucas told police he knew that Ely had overdosed at least twice before. Ely was a married father of three.

Patrick's case is still pending.

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