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Durelle Hall Sentenced to 14 Years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the Offense of Drug Induced Homicide

Post Date:09/08/2017 8:25 AM

PRESS RELEASE

September 7, 2017

DURELLE HALL SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

 FOR THE OFFENSE OF DRUG INDUCED HOMICIDE

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announced that 26-year-old Durelle Hall of Woodstock, Illinois, who was found guilty after a jury trial in July for the offense of Drug Induced Homicide was sentenced today to 14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.  Under the Truth in Sentencing Guidelines, Hall must serve 75% of the sentence.

The case centered around the overdose death of a 20 year old victim who was found unresponsive on October 6, 2015 after ingesting Heroin that had been laced with Fentanyl.  An investigation into the death by the Marengo Police Department revealed that the victim had purchased the Heroin from Hall. 

Hall still has several other unrelated pending matters in McHenry County including Delivery of a Controlled Substance Within 1000 feet of a School, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, and Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver Cannabis.  Any sentences imposed on these unrelated matters would be served consecutively to the 14 year sentence imposed today. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Randi Freese and Rita Gara.  The case investigation was led by Detective Boeckh and Sergeant Boyce of the Marengo Police Department.

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