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September 30, 2008
Charge: Concealing a homicide
Gallagher is accused in connection with the 2006 death of Jesse Beskow, 20, at a party she hosted in a Palatine condominium.
She helped clean the condominium and dispose of Beskow's body after her boyfriend, Preston J. Cooper, shot him, police said.
She helped load Beskow's body into the trunk of a car and then drove the car to an area near East 110th Street and South Stony Island Avenue, where the body was dumped, said Matthew Thrun, an assistant state's attorney.
Beskow's skeletal remains were found Sept. 28, 2008 in an isolated area among high weeds in a wetland, police said.