Drug-Induced Homicide Charges Dropped Against RFT Profile Subject, Angela Halliday
|Halliday with her boyfriend Josh Rogers in happier times. Rogers died of a heroin overdose in May 2011.|
The decision to drop the charges came after Judge James Hackett, who was to hear Halliday's case, stopped the trial of the another man charged in a drug-induced homicide case and acquitted the plaintiff.
In dismissing the drug-induced homicide charges against Halliday, which carried a possible sentence of six to 30 years each, she pleaded guilty to lesser charges of delivering a controlled substance -- Xanax -- within 1,000 feet of a church. Those charges carry a possible penalty of three to seven years in prison.
Last August, Halliday was the subject of an in-depth Riverfront Times' feature exploring Madison County's controversial decision to charge junkies with murder when their fellow drug-users die and whether or not Halliday was actually guilty of the crimes for which she was charged.