Benson teen found guilty of drug induced homicide

By WEEK Producer

Benson teen found guilty of drug induced homicide

March 21, 2014 Updated Mar 21, 2014 at 8:59 PM CDT

WOODFORD COUNTY, Ill -- A teenager from Benson has been found guilty of drug induced homicide for the death his 17-year old girlfriend.

John Grafelman, 18, delivered heroin to Mariah Higgins-Nino, which led to her death in November.

Grafelman admitted the drugs belonged to him and that he gave Higgins-Nino heroin before she died.

Grafelman faces up to 30 years in prison, and will be sentenced in May.