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updated: 4/16/2013 3:34 PM

Second man pleads not guilty in drug-induced death of Libertyville man

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A second man has pleaded not guilty to charges involved in the sale of drugs that killed a Libertyville 20-year-old.

Eugene Henderson, 33, of the 300 block of Judge Avenue in Waukegan, is scheduled to be on trial June 3 in the death of Tim McCann, Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Reginald Mathews said Tuesday.

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Henderson was charged with drug-induced homicide by a Lake County grand jury last week, but he has been in Lake County jail on $500,000 bond since March 1 when he was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, Mathews said.

Henderson is accused of selling heroin to Byron Sullivan, 21, of the 1100 block of East End Drive in Round Lake, who sold the drugs to McCann, Mathews said.

McCann was found unresponsive in the basement of his home Jan 31, authorities said. He later died at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

While that death was being investigated, Mathews said officers purchased heroin from Henderson in Waukegan on three occasions. Those sales led to Henderson's arrest on March 1.

While he was in jail, Henderson was indicted by the grand jury for McCann's death, Mathews said.

If found guilty, Henderson could spend the next 37 years behind bars. He is due back in court May 16.

Sullivan also has pleaded not guilty to drug-induced homicide in McCann's death, and he is held on $250,000 bond. His trial is slated for July 12.

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