Drug-Induced Homicide Charge Filed in Death of Cop's Daughter

Dwight Musson was indicted by a grand jury for his role in the drug overdose death of Rebecca Sova.

Dwight Musson. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
Dwight Musson. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
A Shorewood man has been charged with drug-induced homicide in connection with the overdose death of his 18-year-old girlfriend, the daughter of a retired Joliet police officer.

Dwight E. "Ike" Musson, 34, 214 Ravinia Drive, was indicted by a Will County grand jury on the charge, according to a story in the Joliet Herald News.

Musson was initially arrested by the Shorewood Police Department on a manufacture/delivery of a narcotic charge on June 29, the day after he drove an unconscious Rebecca R. Sova to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet for medical treatment, the newspaper reported.

He has been held at the Will County jail since that day, unable to make the $999,999 bond set by a judge.

A coroner's investigation later determined that Sova died on July 2 of opiate intoxication, leading to the higher-level charge Musson now faces, the story said.

Although Shorewood police told the paper that Musson was a heroin user, the summer arrest marks his first arrest on a drug-related charge.

According to Will County circuit clerk and jail records, Musson has been arrested dozens of times since 1997, including three times for driving under the influence of alcohol, twice for aggravated battery and more than a dozen times for driving with a revoked or suspended license.

Musson has served three prison terms -- two years for aggravated battery, three years for driving with a revoked/suspended license for DUI and three years for aiding/abetting/possessing/selling a stolen vehicle, according to Illinois Department of Corrections records. He was on parole for the agg battery sentence when arrested for his role in Sova's drug overdose, records show.
Herc November 06, 2013 at 07:56 PM
Wow David tells us how you really feel!
David Deshong November 28, 2013 at 07:25 AM
nuff said how can u charge some addict who was using with another addict if a liquor store sold me a fifth of vodka and i died of alcohol poisining would they be held accountable for my death no it was my decision to drink that much my fault no one elses
David Deshong November 28, 2013 at 07:29 AM
we need to teach our kids to be responsible for their own actions unfortunately one didnt get a chance to learn from their mistakes so sad to lose a life at such a young age but if you play with fire u will get burned prayers to family and freinds R.I.P becky
David Deshong November 28, 2013 at 07:33 AM
all these people making comments when u dont know half the story or most of it before you open your cockholes make sure u know the facts all of u animals following the media heard how sad for your ignorance


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