Judge won't reduce bond for man charged with drug induced homicide
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A Round Lake Beach man charged with drug induced homicide for supplying a fatal dose of heroin to his best friend will remain in jail on $500,000 bail, a Lake County judge ruled Wednesday.
Michael N. Seelye, 31, of the 500 block of West Hawthorne Drive, is charged in connection with the May 12 death of Hector Quinones, 31, of Round Lake Park, authorities say.
Seelye turned himself into police after charges were filed June 13 and has remained in the Lake County jail since.
Police said a relative who lived with Quinones in the 400 block of Colony Drive found him unresponsive in the home about 7 a.m. May 12, called 911 and tried to resuscitate him. Police officers and fire personnel also tried to revive Quinones but were unsuccessful, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and officials later ruled he died of heroin intoxication.
Defense attorney Edward Edens asked for a lower bond Wednesday, pointing out this was Seelye's first arrest and that the victim was Seelye's best friend.
However, Lake County Judge Raymond Collins waved off that information and kept the bond the same.
Edens did not comment after the hearing.
Seelye is due back in court for a preliminary hearing Aug. 7. He could face six to 30 years in prison if convicted of drug induced homicide.
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