Nygren Pleads Not Guilty
Not guilty pleas are entered by the daughter of a local lawmaker who’s been accused of delivering the drugs used in the overdose death of a pregnant woman and her unborn child. 28-year-old Cassandra Nygren was arraigned in Brown County Court Monday on ten charges including 1st Degree Reckless Homicide, 1st Degree Reckless Homicide of an Unborn Child, and the manufacturing or delivery of heroin. Prosecutors say Nygren and her boyfriend, Shawn Gray, supplied the fentanyl that killed Jennifer Skeen when she overdosed in June of 2017. Skeen was six months pregnant at the time. A trial date has not yet been set and Nygren’s attorney wants the trial moved out of Brown County. Nygren is the daughter of Representative John Nygren of Marinette.