Dylan Owens died with three of his friends around after a fatal dose of heroin. Only one of his so-called friends has been charged with a crime. Dylan’s mom, is outraged that his friends killed him by injecting him with heroin and then posted photos of his lifeless body to Facebook, yet most of them walked away free.
Dylan, an Ohio teenager, only 19, was a few weeks out from enlisting in the army. He died way too soon, after his friends waited hours to call 911 following a lethal injection of heroin last October. But regardless of the three people being present at the time, only one of them has been charged with a crime.
“Everybody in this town would tell you that Dylan would always have your back. That night in my home, nobody had Dylan’s back,” said Dylan’s mother, Tina Owens. His three supposed friends told police that they were either drunk or high at the time of his death, but only Maddison Rogers, 22, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after administering the fatal heroin dose to Owens, as well as corrupting another with drugs. Rogers is currently being held on $250,000 bond.
The county prosecutor said he doesn’t expect the other two individuals, both only 20, to be charged with any crimes unless new evidence is presented. Friends and supporters are still shocked, much like I am, that they can walk away without any kind of punishment whatsoever.
“There were three people there, there were three people involved and they should all pay for what they did to Dylan,” his mother said. “I don’t know why they would do that, I don’t know why they’d be so callous and cruel and heartless. Dylan would have my back and I want to have his and I just want justice.”
But is this the whole story? Why were they posting pics to Facebook? Did they not realize he was dead? What are your thoughts? Was everyone just too high? Is the mother just unwilling to admit her son might have overdosed on his own? But then why the FB pics? This is one of those horror stories and it is really sad and sickening to think about it.