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Timothy Salahi released from state jail

After noticing over 100 search requests on WordPress blogs for “Salahi” earlier this week, I learned yesterday from Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney Kenda Culpepper that Timothy Salahi was released from a state jail Sept. 4, 2009.

Salahi, 20, had been sentenced May 13 ,2009, to six months in a state jail after he pleaded guilty to a negligent homicide charge for giving cheese heroin to 16-year-old high school student Paige Elliott.

He was released in September, Culpepper said, because he was given credit for time served in jail before being sentenced.   

After Salahi gave her the drugs, Elliott died at Salahi’s home in September, 2007, from an overdose of what authorities said was a mixture of the cheese, “ecstasy,” Xanax, cocaine and marijuana.

Salahi could still face more jail time. He was arrested by Rockwall police March 11, 2009, after being accused of slapping his sister in the face. The charge was increased to third-degree felony family violence assault because he had a prior misdemeanor family violence arrest. He could receive up to 10 years in prison. 

Culpepper said that the case is still pending.

We’re trying to contact Salahi or Paige’s mother Dawn Elliott for additional comments about his release. If anyone can help us to reach them, we’d appreciate your help. 

The original reason for the blog search for “Salahi,” incidentally, was because that is the last name of the couple who allegedly crashed a White House party earlier this week.

Rockwall teen pleads guilty in Rockwall High School girl’s “cheese” overdose death


Paige Elliot (left) pictured with a friend on Paiges Memory Space at MySpace.com

Nineteen-year-old Timothy Salahi from Rockwall plead guilty yesterday to criminally negligent homicide in the “cheese” heroin overdose death of 16-year-old Rockwall High School student Paige Elliot in 2007.

Salahi entered his plea in the Rockwall felony court of District Judge Brett Hall at the County Courthouse.

The charge against Salahi is a state jail felony punishable by six months to two years imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.

According to police, Salahi bought cheese heroin and Xanax for Elliot in September 2007, and the pair went to his house in the 1400 block of Greenbrook Drive in Rockwall.

Salahi later found the girl unconscious on his sofa.  She was pronounced dead at Lake Pointe Medical Center.

Toxicology tests revealed a fatal cocktail of cheese heroin, Ecstasy, Xanax, cocaine and marijuana in her system.

Judge Hall ordered a pre-sentencing investigation and scheduled sentencing for Feb. 17.

Victim impact statements may be heard at that time.