A Granite City woman faces charges of drug-induced homicide in the death of Kyle Perry.
Perry, 30, died after a week in a coma when he overdosed on heroin on May 31. Police initially charged Jessica D. Burris, 31, of Granite City with two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 2 felony. She was accused of providing the drugs to Perry.
Assistant State’s Attorney Crystal Uhe presented Burris’ case to the Madison County grand jury, which returned an indictment for drug-induced homicide Thursday. The Class X felony charge carries a sentence of six to 30 years in prison, plus three to seven years for the drug charges.
“We are greatly appreciative of the excellent investigative work that allowed us to move this case forward, and for the grand jury’s determination for charging,” said Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons. “These can be some of the most difficult cases to prove, but we will continue to fight aggressively for victims and their families by bringing these dealers in death to justice.”
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Burris remains in custody at the Madison County Jail in Edwardsville, where she is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.