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Summit woman gets 9 years for giving friend fatal heroin dose

(WHEATON) A southwest suburban woman was sentenced to nine years in prison Wednesday for supplying the heroin that killed a friend in 2012.

Jennifer Nere / photo from the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office

Jennifer Nere, 34, of the 7400 block of 64th Street in Summit, was found guilty in August of drug-induced homicide, according to the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office. On Wednesday she was sentenced to nine years, with credit for 419 days already spent in custody.

In the late hours of June 27, 2012, Nere went to the home of her friend, Augustina Taylor of Wheaton, and delivered heroin, prosecutors said. Nere left, then Taylor went into a bathroom with the heroin.

A short time later, Taylor’s son found his 31-year-old mother dead on the floor of the bathroom.

An investigation led authorities to Nere, who was being held in the Cook County Jail on unrelated charges.

By law, she will be required to serve 75 percent of her sentence before becoming eligible for parole.