Muncie girl discovered responsible of drug deal resulting in demise of fetus, mom

MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — A jury on Tuesday convicted a Muncie girl of drug dealing that led to the demise of a pregnant girl and the fetus she carried for eight months, the Delaware County prosecutor mentioned in a information launch.

Jessica M. Campbell, who turns 34 on Thursday, may face from 20 to 40 years in jail when she is sentenced at 9 a.m. Jan. 31 in Delaware Circuit Courtroom 2.

“This marks the primary time in Delaware County historical past {that a} drug vendor has been held criminally accountable for killing one other particular person by illegally promoting narcotics,” mentioned the discharge.

The legislation used to cost Campbell took impact on July 1, 2018.

Muncie Police say Campbell on July 30, 2018, supposedly offered heroin to Ashley Nicole Rudisill, 27. Police simply earlier than 9 a.m. July 31, 2018, discovered Rudisell unresponsive on the lounge flooring of a house within the 4400 block of North Previous State Street 3. Rudisell and the fetus died at IU Well being Ball Memorial Hospital. Rudisill was arrested a couple of days later.

Police later discovered Campbell had offered Rudisill a deadly dose of fentanyl as a substitute of heroin.

Within the launch, the prosecutor warned different drug sellers that if their clients die of overdoses, he’ll prosecute the sellers and maintain them accountable.

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