Rockford, Illinois News

Man charged with homicide in woman’s overdose death

ROCKFORD – Homicide charges have been filed against a local man in a woman’s overdose death.

Michael A. Leflore, 33, is charged with four offenses, including two counts of drug-induced homicide, in the death of Rockford resident, 28-year-old Kaja Threadgill. Threadgill died in April from adverse effects of cocaine and fentanyl.

At 2:52 a.m., April 3, Rockford officers and the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched to 302 Forest Ave. in reference to a drug overdose and found Threadgill unresponsive. She was
pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Leflore was developed as a suspect during a follow-up investigation.

Drug induced homicide is a Class X felony, punishable by six to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of mandatory supervised release (parole).

Leflore is also charged with delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony with a sentencing range of four to 15 years. He’s currently jailed on a $500,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court July 15.