Wisconsin woman sentenced to 6 years in prison for overdose death of Richmond woman

Police investigation determined Casey Lynn Myers, 36, arranged for heroin to be delivered to Jennifer Farrell, who then fatally overdosed

A 36-year-old woman from Fondulac, Wisconsin, was sentenced Friday to six years in prison after pleading guilty to drug-induced homicide in the death of a Richmond woman in 2017.

Casey Lynn Myers, who took a plea deal Friday, was the second person charged in the March 2017 death of Jennifer Farrell, who was found dead in her Richmond home of a heroin overdose.

A police investigation determined that Myers made arrangements to deliver heroin to Farrell through another individual on the day she died, the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

Farrell, who was raised in Gurnee and graduated from Warren High School, was described in her obituary as “a loving mother, daughter and sister” who “attempted to make the best out of all that life threw at her, including her long battle with Crohn’s disease.”

She “loved spending time with family and friends, but most of all she loved to see the smiles on her children’s faces,” the obituary continued. “Jennifer was an exceptionally good artist, enjoyed crafts, the outdoors, music and had a great sense of style. She was a lively soul with a big heart and contagious laugh. She touched each and every person that crossed her path.”

The other person charged in connection to Farrell’s death, Joseph A. Williams, was sentenced in September 2018 to four years in prison for possession of a controlled substance, court records show. The more serious charge of drug-induced homicide was dismissed.

This case was investigated by members of the Richmond Police Department and prosecuted by Robert Schuman of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Emily K. Coleman

Originally from the northwest suburbs, Emily K. Coleman is the associate editor for the Northwest Herald. She spent about seven years prior to that with Shaw Media, first covering the town of Dixon for Sauk Valley Media and then various communities within McHenry County from 2012 to 2016.