Schaumburg woman faces charges in death of Bartlett man

  • Katharyn Stanish

    Katharyn Stanish

Updated 2/11/2015 1:29 PM

A Schaumburg woman faces charges of drug-induced homicide in connection with the December death of a man in St. Charles.

Bail for Katharyn M. Stanish, 23, of the 1400 block of Tonset Lane, was set at $150,000 Wednesday morning and by noon she had posted $15,000 bond and was released.


Stanish is accused of providing a fatal dose of heroin and cocaine to Bradley J. Schiller, 23, of Bartlett, according to Kane County court records.

According to St. Charles police, rescue crews were called at 9:58 p.m. Dec. 10 to the Courtyard by Marriott, 700 Courtyard Drive, for a man who was unresponsive on the floor of his hotel room. The female who called told responding police officers she believed the man overdosed on heroin and/or cocaine, police said.

The man, identified in court records as Schiller, died at Delnor Hospital in Geneva Dec. 14, police said.

Forensic reports showed the immediate cause of death to be cocaine and heroin intoxication, police said.

Authorities investigated and police learned Stanish bought and supplied the cocaine and heron that caused Schiller's death, police said.

A grand jury indicted Stanish Feb. 5 and she was arrested Tuesday, according to court records.

Defense attorneys representing Stanish declined to comment after bond call Wednesday.

The Daily Herald submitted a Freedom of Information Act request with the Kane County coroner's office for autopsy and toxicology results for Schiller. The office said it was processing that request.

If convicted, Stanish faces between six and 30 years in prison and probation is not an option.

She is next due in court March 20.

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