Woman Pleads Guilty to Giving Teen Heroin in OD Case
A 20-year-old woman pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor endangering the life of a child. She'll get six months of court supervision and 10 days of the sheriff's work program.
One of two people accused of endangering the life of a 15-year-old girl who overdosed on heroin reportedly supplied by the pair pleaded guilty Tuesday.
Nicolette Martinu, 20, pleaded to one misdemeanor count of endangering the life of a child in Cook County Judge Patrick T. Rogers' Bridgeview courtroom. She will have to serve 10 days in the Cook County Sheriff's SWAP, a manual labor program for nonviolent misdemeanors and traffic offenders, and receive six months of court supervision. She'll also have to pay $284 in court costs.
Martinu and Matthew Lefebvre, 19, were both charged after an Oct. 26 incident, where police were called at 11:30 p.m. to a home in the 11000 block of Helena Drive to help with an ambulance call for a teen who had overdosed. The teen was hospitalized but didn't die from the overdose.
The girl reportedly overdosed a second time in November and Lefebvre was arrested again. He is currently in custody on $150,000 bond. In that incident, Lefebvre and Witold Studencki, 20, of Palos Hills were charged.
Lefebvre appeared briefly in court on Tuesday. He is represented by a public defender, who told Judge Rogers that an offer has been made by prosecutors but did not release details.
Lefebvre is scheduled to be back in court on Jan. 29. Martinu's court supervision will be complete on July 30 of this year.
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