Wisconsin lawmaker's daughter enters plea in drug death case

Feb. 7, 2018

GREEN BAY The daughter of a Wisconsin legislator has pleaded not guilty to delivering the drugs that killed a pregnant woman.

Cassie Nygren is facing several charges in northeastern Wisconsin's Brown County, including first-degree reckless homicide. The charges stem from the June death of Jennifer Skeen, who died of a fentanyl overdose.

Nygren's father, Rep. John Nygren, has been public about his daughter's struggle with drugs. He's sponsored numerous laws aimed at combating the opioid epidemic.

WLUK-TV reports that Nygren's attorney is seeking to have the venue changed in her case or a jury brought in from outside the area, arguing that an impartial jury cannot be found in Brown County. Her father represents the area in the state House.

Cassie Nygren's boyfriend, Shawn Gray, is also charged in the case. He's due in court on Thursday for a status hearing.

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Associated Press

 

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