Two pled guilty in the Timi Okedina, LSD case

Michael Montgomery

By Kristen Lookingland

SYCAMORE | Two of the men associated with the Sept. 26, 2015, death of former student Oluwarotimi “Timi” Okedina pled guilty to unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

The state is amending charges made to Michael Montgomery, 20, of DeKalb, and Michael Kielhack, 21, of Elgin, after a 1:30 p.m. court hearing Wednesday at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W. State St. in Sycamore.

Kielhack and Montgomery were students at the time of the incident, according to a Nov. 9, 2015, Northern Star article.

Officers learned Kielhack asked several friends if they would be willing to try LSD that weekend and contacted Montgomery for information on who to buy the drug from. Montgomery contacted Thomas Quirke, 19, of Aurora, who drove to DeKalb and delivered the LSD to Kielhack, Montgomery and other individuals, said Prosecutor Alicia Caplan.

Okedina was under the influence of LSD when he jumped from an 11th floor dorm window of Stevenson Towers C, according to the Northern Star article.

Toxicology reports confirmed Okedina, one of the individuals Kielhack and Montgomery supplied the drug to, had LSD which is known to impair judgement and “caused him to ignore the risk of exiting the room through the window,” according to police in a Nov. 9, 2015, Daily Herald article.

Montgomery’s attorney Robert Nolan said after the trial Wednesday that Montgomery did not sell the LSD and was “peripheral” to the happening.

A sentencing hearing will take place Nov. 29 where Nolan said he will argue for a short sentence and ask for felony probation. Quirke pleaded not guilty in May and has a court date set for Monday.