Two people from Grant are in jail after being indicted in connection with an 18-year-old's overdose in April 2017.
John Garret Guffey, 19, and Lillie Marie Cooper, 18, were both indicted on charges of criminally negligent homicide, a misdemeanor, and felony abuse of a corpse, according to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.
Guffey and Cooper were at a home on Old Union Road in Grant on April 23, 2017 when an 18-year-old woman overdosed, authorities said. The two waited "an extended period of time" to take the woman to a hospital in a private vehicle instead of calling 911 and ran out of gas near downtown Guntersville, they said.
Marshall County Sheriff's Office investigators said they found out later that a picture of the woman was taken and placed on a social media site before she was taken from the home.
Guffey and Cooper are each being held on $10,000 bond.
The abuse of a corpse carries a penalty of one to 10 years in prison if they're convicted. The criminally negligent homicide charge carries a sentence of up to a year in prison.
A parent in Marshall County, who didn't want to be idetified due to the sensitive nature of the situation, said this case is hard to comprehend, "Maybe they were scared in the beginning and maybe that's why they didn't do anything in the beginning, but to post it on social media, which I had no clue they had even done. As a parent that would make my anger even more and make me more adamant that they be punished."