Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 7th, 2019
On Monday, November 4th, 2019 Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced indictment(s) on Kadeem Kelley whose Date of Birth is January 26th, 1992 for 1 count of Involuntary Manslaughter which is a Felony 1, 1 count of Corrupting Another with Drugs which is a Felony 2 and 1 count of Trafficking in a Fentanyl-Related Compound which is a Felony 5 for the March 26th, 2019 death of Satwinder Singh.
According to sources, if Kelley is convicted of these charges, he faces the possibility of 20 years in prison.
Subsequently, Singh was an inmate in the Hamilton County Justice Center as a result of charges for the December 30,, 2018 crash that killed 2-year-old Dameon Turner. Singh was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck headed westbound on Hopple Street when he drove off the right side of the road and onto the sidewalk striking and killing Dameon.
Kelley, whom have had an extremely lengthy criminal record was being held in the Hamilton County Justice Center on charges of Escape and Weapon Under Disability.
Also, Kelley worked as a porter in the Justice Center. His job and responsibilities included cleaning and serving food to the inmates. Because of his job, he had access to different areas of the Justice Center and inmates gave him opportunities to supply them with deadly fentanyl. Authorities believed he allegedly supplied drugs to Singh. Sources said, Singh was found unresponsive in his cell in March and died.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said the 27-year-old Kadeem Kelley was indicted Monday on involuntary manslaughter and drug charges in the death of 31-year-old Satwinder Singh at the county’s jail.
Additionally, Kelley was previously charged with 1 count of Possession of a Fentanyl-Related Compound under Ohio law this is a Felony 4 in case number B 1901822 for having the drugs he supplied to Singh. Subsequently, he was convicted on that charge and sentenced to 15 months in prison where he continues to be until today.
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil had this to say; “I am proud of our Heroin Task Force for their outstanding work. Illegal drug smuggling is a constant battle inside the Hamilton County Justice Center and other jails throughout the State of Ohio. Our deputies are working extremely hard inside the facility to prevent these types of tragic events, and we will continue our efforts fighting this epidemic inside the jail and outside. We understand the importance of utilizing our assets to our advantage to ensure the deputies and inmate population are safe.”
Pursuant to these facts, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Kadeem Kelley for the overdose death of Hamilton County Justice Center inmate Satwinder Singh.