Chicago — Attorney General Kwame Raoul today obtained a guilty plea in his office’s prosecution of a Grundy County man for the drug-induced homicide of a Goose Lake, Illinois woman in March 2020.
Scott Robbins, 28, of Morris, was sentenced to seven years in prison by Grundy County Circuit Court Judge Scott Belt after he pleaded guilty to one count of drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony.
“My heart goes out to the family and loved ones of the victim, and it is my hope that this sentence brings them some measure of healing,” Raoul said. “The collaborative work between my office, the Grundy County State’s Attorney and Sheriff’s Department has resulted in an individual being held accountable for bringing dangerous narcotics into the community with tragic results.”
According to Raoul’s office, on March 25, 2020, Robbins delivered bags of narcotics, later determined to be fentanyl, to the Goose Lake home of Keegan Kenney, 25. Kenney, who was Robbins’ former girlfriend and had just returned home from a rehab facility where she was treated for heroin addiction, died the next day from fentanyl and diphenhydramine intoxication.
The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department lead the investigation of this case.
“The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Grundy County State’s Attorney’s Office and Andrew Whitfield with the Illinois Attorney General’s office for prosecuting this case involving the death of Keegan Kenney and obtaining a conviction for the charge of drug-induced homicide against Scott Robbins,” said Paul Clampitt, Grundy County Sheriff Department Deputy Chief. “We would also like to recognize the Illinois State Police Forensic Crime Lab for their assistance in the case. Sheriff’s office detectives worked this case and were able to gather evidence through social media sites and cellular phone technology which proved to be valuable information used in gaining a conviction. It has been a long three years for the family members of Keegan Kenney to endure, but we are happy that they now have a resolution and can continue to heal from their loss.”
Attorney General Raoul’s office co-prosecuted this case with Grundy County State’s Attorney Russ Baker.
“Scott Robbins, operating as a drug dealer, brokered access of heroin/fentanyl to Keegan, someone he supposedly cared about, hours after she got out of rehab and was locked down at her parents’ house,” Baker said. “But for the defendant’s actions, Keegan would be alive, yet he made money off of her addiction that cost her life.”
Deputy Bureau Chief Andrew Whitfield handled the case for Raoul’s Statewide Grand Jury Bureau.