Sunday, September 25, 2016
Brent Tyssen harged in overdose death of Chicago Police Officer Theresa Almanza's step-daughter, 18 year old Sydney Schergen
Almanza, a Chicago Police Department gang-crimes officer accustomed to solving crimes involving other people’s families, set out to seek justice for her own stepdaughter.
More than a year after the death, the man suspected of selling ecstasy to the 18-year-old Schergen was charged Friday with drug-induced homicide.
Brent Tyssen, 22, was ordered held in lieu of $400,000 bail Saturday, accused of selling one gram of ecstasy, also known as MDMA or molly, to Schergen on May 30, 2015, for $100. She overdosed on the drug the next day.
An 18-year-old woman — Schergen’s cousin — also has been arrested but was charged as a juvenile because she was 17 at the time of Schergen’s death, Cook County prosecutors said.
Tyssen — who smiled at his parents during Saturday’s bail hearing — has admitted selling the drug to Schergen, prosecutors said.
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