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Bond exonerated for Elgin woman charged in 2018 involuntary manslaughter case

Adilene Manzanarez
Adilene Manzanarez

YORKVILLE – An Elgin woman charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a heroin overdose in Kendall County surrendered her bond to Kendall County and remains in custody in Kane County.

According to a court order from Kendall County Chief Judge Robert Pilmer, Adilene Manzanarez, 30, of the 0-100 block of Crystal Street, Elgin, exonerated bond in the Kendall County case against her involving the death of a 33-year-old man at a hotel in Oct. 2018, the 300 block of Countryside Parkway, Yorkville.

Prosecutors said the order means whoever posted 10% of the $100,000 bond set in November 2018 on Manzanarez's behalf will get the money back and will no longer be responsible for paying the rest of it.

Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis said Manzanarez "would be transferred to Kendall County Jail" as a result of the bond exoneration if she is ever released from Kane County Jail.

Manzanarez's trial for the Kendall County case was originally set for next month. However, the trial was postponed because Liam Dixon, attorney for Manzanarez, received new evidence earlier this month and has been informed there will be more coming, according to court documents.

"The defendant needs additional time to review the new discovery, any forthcoming discovery and go over it with the defendant who is currently in custody," court documents filed by Manzanarez's counsel said.

Evidence for the case includes subpoenaed phone records from T-Mobile, according to court records.

The update comes after Manzanarez was arrested in Kane County last month after being listed as a fugitive with the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force since Dec. 12, 2019 for failure to appear in court regarding the Kendall County charges.

Yorkville police had arrested Manzanarez in 2018 on charges of involuntary manslaughter, possession of a controlled substance, and obstructing justice – Class 3, Class 4 and Class 4 felonies, respectively – stemming from an investigation into the drug overdose death of Brent Green of Yorkville, due to a combination of heroin and fentanyl in his system.

Manzanarez also faces drug delivery and possession charges out of Kane County – the delivery charges being Class 1 felonies, according to court records – and similar charges in Cook County, according to Kendall County prosecutors.

If convicted of the involuntary manslaughter charge in Kendall County, Manzanarez could face up to five years in prison. If convicted of the drug delivery charges in Kane County, she could face up to 15 years in prison.

Manzanarez is due back in court 9 a.m. March 16 in courtroom 113 in the Kendall County Courthouse, 807 John St. in Yorkville. Prosecutors said trial dates for the case are anticipated to be determined during the March court date.

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