Updated: May 5, 2014 9:02AM
A Worth teenager, who fell from a car and died Nov. 8 during an alleged prescription drug deal, conspired with another girl “to arrange a fight” with a third girl at the public boat launch in Worth, where the drug deal was to take place, according to Worth police.
Lily Arboleda, 18, of the 6800 block of Kedvale Avenue, Chicago, is charged with conspiring to commit aggravated battery with the girl who died, 18-year-old Brittany Wawrzyniak, police said in a news release.
They said Wawrzyniak and Arboleda “planned and agreed” to arrange the fight, but the release does not indicate whether the fight took place or whether it was tied to the alleged drug transaction. Police would not comment further.
Arboleda appeared Thursday at a bond hearing at the Cook County courthouse in Bridgeview and was assigned to electronic home monitoring in lieu of bail, according to the state’s attorney’s
The charge against Arboleda came two days after more than 150 people, including members of Wawrzyniak’s family, appeared at a Worth Village Board meeting, demanding information about the ongoing police investigation into her death and objecting to police suggesting that she was part of an illegal drug deal.
A Midlothian man, Eric S. Johnson, 20, is charged with selling a controlled substance in connection with Wawrzyniak’s death.
Wawrzyniak was buying anti-anxiety drugs from Johnson when he took off in his car, and she fell out of the back seat onto the pavement in a parking lot, 7425 W. 115th St., according to prosecutors.
Her family has said Wawrzyniak did arrange for people to meet at the boat launch but was not there to buy drugs.