Homicide Charges Against Drug Dealers

The much-publicized recent death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has raised the question:  Can a drug dealer be charged with homicide?  Yes, drug dealers can be charged with homicide, although prosecutors rarely bring drug-induced homicide charges against drug dealers.  A recent analyis by The Chicago Tribune found that, despite the large increase in heroin deaths in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs, Chicago area prosecutors rarely charge drug dealers with drug-induced homicide.  Get the full story at here: