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Homicide Charges Against Drug Dealers

The much-publicized recent death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has raised the question:  Can a drug dealer be charged with homicide?  Yes, drug dealers can be charged with homicide, although prosecutors rarely bring drug-induced homicide charges against drug dealers.  A recent analyis by The Chicago Tribune found that, despite the large increase in heroin deaths in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs, Chicago area prosecutors rarely charge drug dealers with drug-induced homicide.  Get the full story at here:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-homicide-charges-rare-against-suppliers-in-drug-deaths-20140204,0,5186548.story?track=rss