Madison County woman charged after injecting victim with heroin

August 22, 2013 

A Madison County woman is charged with injecting another woman with heroin.

Angella Halliday, 29, of Moro was indicted Thursday on one count of aggravated battery. She is accused of injecting a woman with heroin on July 6. The woman overdosed, but was revived by paramedics.

According to the Madison County State's Attorney, the two women purchased heroin in St. Louis and returned to the victim's Wood River home before injecting the drug.

Halliday was already on parole after a conviction of delivery of a controlled substance near a school.

The battery charge is a Class 1 felony, punishable by four to 15 years in prison. Madison County Circuit Judge James Hackett set her bail at $250,000, and she is currently in custody at the Madison County Jail.

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