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Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Dumping Friend's Body After OD Death

By Anthonia Akitunde in News on Feb 6, 2010 6:45PM

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A 23-year-old Northern Illinois man charged with discarding his friend's body in a Chicago alley after injecting him with heroin was sentenced to four years in jail on Friday, Chicago Breaking News reports.

Nathan L. Green of Maple Park pleaded guilty in Kane Court to his connection in the December 2007 death of Michael York, 17, of Elburn, the report said. Due to the low amount of heroin found in York's body during an autopsy, Green was not charged with the more serious crime of drug-induced homicide. Instead Green was sentenced to three years for one count of "unlawful delivery of a controlled substance" and one year for a "November altercation with a Kane County jail guard."

York met Green and three other people at a house in St. Charles on December 15, 2007, to use heroin, according to the report. Green injected York with heroin; when the teen showed signs of overdosing, he was placed in a bedroom by the others. The next morning, upon discovering York had died, Green and another man allegedly drove to Chicago's West Side and dumped his body in an alley.

The teen's death went unsolved for months until one of his friend's contacted York's mother. Three people were charged in January 2009 and two more are awaiting trial.

[Chicago Breaking News]