Woman sentenced for drug crimes following another person's death

A number of deaths in Wisconsin are later determined to have been related to illegal drug use. In some situations, such as a recent case where a woman has since been sentenced for drug crimes, charges may be filed against one or more parties if they are believed to have been responsible for the deaths in some way. In this particular situation, the woman in question has been sentenced to six months in jail.

The 21-year-old has being held accountable in criminal court for a man's death that occurred a couple years ago. Several other people were also charged, convicted and sentenced in connection with the same incident. The woman received the additional sentence of five years' probation. The court found her guilty of reckless homicide because she delivered the drugs that wound up killing the man who used them.

The man who died supposedly went to a house where the defendants were residing at the time. Two of them are said to have injected him with heroin when he was unable to find a vein in his own arm. He was later found lying on the bathroom floor.

Rescue attempts to save the man's life failed. Charges that led to the defendants' convictions included drug crimes, illegal firearms possession and homicide-related offenses. Conviction isn't an automatic outcome in such cases, however. Each person accused of crime in Wisconsin is able to present as strong a defense as possible; often, when an experienced defense attorney acts as a personal advocate in court, conviction may be avoided or penalties under conviction lessened.

Source: wisconsinrapidstribune.com, "Woman gets six months for Adams man's death in heroin overdose", Karen Madden, Nov. 27, 2017

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