Crime & Courts

17-year-old arrested in death of Johnsburg woman

Justin D. Hurt, 19, of Round Lake Beach
Justin D. Hurt, 19, of Round Lake Beach

JOHNSBURG – A 17-year-old man provided the heroin that a 19-year-old Johnsburg woman overdosed on last week, Johnsburg police said.

Justin D. Hurt of Round Lake Beach was charged with drug-induced homicide, a class X felony, in the death of Stephanie Habhab, who died Wednesday, according to a news release.

Emergency responders arrived at Habhab's Fairview Avenue residence about 3 p.m. Wednesday and found her unresponsive, the release said. She was taken to Centegra Hospital – McHenry where she was pronounced dead.

Habhab had obtained the heroin that caused her overdose from Hurt in Antioch, according to a Johnsburg police investigation.

Hurt was taken to the McHenry County Jail following his arrest where he remains in custody. His bond is set at $20,000.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday.

- Emily K. Coleman

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