GREEN BAY — The daughter of
a Wisconsin state legislator was found guilty Tuesday of
supplying drugs that led to the death of a pregnant woman
and her baby.
Cassie Nygren, 30, plead no
contest to several charges she faced, but in Wisconsin a
judge can enter guilty pleas instead, which happened in
this case as part of an agreement with prosecutors.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette
reports Jennifer Skeen, 31, was six months pregnant when
she overdosed on June 2, 2017.
Nygren was found guilty of
being party to a first-degree reckless homicide,
delivering heroin, maintaining a drug trafficking place,
possessing narcotics, and resisting an officer. Other
charges were dismissed, including a first-degree reckless
homicide for the baby's death and neglecting a child.
Nygren is scheduled to be
sentenced Feb. 17.
Nygren is the daughter of
Rep. John Nygren, who has been public about his daughter's
struggle with drugs and has sponsored numerous laws aimed
at combating the opioid epidemic.
One of her co-defendants,
Shawn M. Gray, 35, was sentenced in June to more than 12
years for his role in Skeen's death and her child's.
Another co-defendant, Dontreace Saulsberry, 40, has a
court hearing Feb. 24 on charges that he sold drugs to
Gray and Nygren.