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Jackie Bacher, murder victim's birth mom, hospitalized for overdose



Published: Thu, July 3, 2014 @ 10:55 p.m.

AUSTINTOWN

Jackie Bacher, biological mother of the slain Gina Burger, is recovering at St. Elizabeth Health Center after an apparent heroin overdose in her apartment.

Bacher was taken to the Youngstown hospital after the overdose Wednesday night. She was listed in critical condition early Thursday. But as of late Thursday, her condition improved and she was transferred to a room for patients not in need of intensive care.

According to a police report, a concerned neighbor called police about an unresponsive Bacher.

Authorities arrived at the apartment on the third floor of 987 Compass West at 7:51 p.m. Wednesday.

Bacher was found on a couch, going in and out of consciousness.

The report said authorities found three burnt spoons with suspected heroin residue on each and “several hypodermic needles” in the top drawer of a nightstand in one of the bedrooms. Also on top of that nightstand were torn bags, according to the report.

The report listed possible charges of misdemeanor possession of drugs and possessing drug-abuse instruments.

The neighbor told police two people “abuse drugs inside the apartment” and the neighbor “fears for” the safety of a 3-year-old living in the apartment, according to the report. Dog feces was found on the floor of the child’s bedroom.

Before authorities arrived, Ashley DiRenzo, 23, Bacher’s biological daughter, left the apartment with her 3-year-old boy, Jayden DiRenzo. The mother is also known as Ashley Stiles.

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12muchtax(319 comments)posted 2 months, 1 week ago

It really makes me mad that our tax dollars goto pay for losers like this sitting around in free housing doing drugs! Too bad Gina had a mother like this, ALL people getting gov benefits should have to take random drug tests like many private workers that pay for all these handouts!

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2handymandave(474 comments)posted 2 months, 1 week ago

Well, at least she does drugs right.

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3gdog4766(1488 comments)posted 2 months, 1 week ago

This poor child must have had a miserable life with a tragic ending. I hope she has peace now. The failure who birthed her needs kicked out of federal housing. Just like seniors plugging out tax dollars into slots this woman is plugging our tax dollars into her arm.

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4JS(645 comments)posted 2 months, 1 week ago

Social workers have no miracle cures and drugs and alcohol continue to destroy families. Our tax dollars continue to be spent on what addicts crave. Those with 24/7 idle time continue to destroy themselves and their families. Putting drug pushers out of business is the only viable solution at the moment.

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5handymandave(474 comments)posted 2 months, 1 week ago

The real answer that people don't want to hear is to legalize all drugs. The addicts are going to kill themselves with them anyway. Let's make it easier for them to do expeditiously without costing the rest of us who aren't really that interested in drugs alot of time, money, heartache, and associated crime.

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6NBees(44 comments)posted 2 months, 1 week ago

"Just like seniors plugging out tax dollars into slots" WHAT?!! Other than that, I agree with you. Residents of HUD housing are SUPPOSED to be drug-free and drug use is good cause for eviction.

On another note... serious intervention is needed for that little boy. Needles in a night stand drawer, torn bags on top... that in itself is child endangerment.

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72muchtax(319 comments)posted 2 months, 1 week ago

Amazing we have to pay for this fat loser sit in her free apt. Doing drugs and have a dog? Give me a break, she gets enough money from us workers to buy drugs and own a dog. This country is a mess and the democrats would love to give her a raise! Too bad Gina did not have a chance being born to a loser like this!

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