Two facing charges in connection with Kaneville heroin overdose death

  • Catherine Smith

    Catherine Smith

  • Aaron Moore

    Aaron Moore

Updated 10/6/2016 10:55 AM

A Chicago man and an Ottawa woman are each facing a charge of drug-induced homicide after a 34-year-old man died from ingesting heroin in his home in unincorporated Kaneville Township.

Kane County sheriff's deputies responded at 2 p.m. April 23 to a report of a man who may have overdosed after ingesting heroin on the 46W500 block of Main Street.


Richard Gregorie was not conscious nor breathing when police arrived. He was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva where he was later pronounced dead.

Deputies determined Gregorie obtained the heroin from Chicago resident Aaron Moore, 28, of the 1800 block of North Mayfield Street, and Catherine Smith, 29, of the 2000 block of Ottawa Avenue, Ottawa. Smith was Gregorie's wife.

Moore's bail was set Thursday at $150,000, meaning he must post $15,000 to be released while the charges are pending. Smith, who also was charged with misdemeanor child endangerment, was released on a personal recognizance bond, records show.

Moore and Smith are next due in court Oct. 19 and Nov. 3, respectively.

If convicted of the drug-induced homicide, each faces six to 30 years in prison with no chance of probation.

• Daily Herald staff writer Harry Hitzeman contributed to this story.

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