The daughter of a state lawmaker will stand trial for the overdose death of a pregnant woman.
Twenty-eight-year-old Cassandra Nygren and her fiance, 33-year-old Shawn Gray, are charged in the death of 31-year-old Jennifer Skeen of Green Bay.
Nygren waived her right to a preliminary hearing in Brown County court this morning. She’s charged with two counts of first-degree reckless homicide by dealing drugs.
Prosecutors say Nygren and Gray sold heroin to Skeen. Skeen died from a fentanyl overdose in June, while she was 30 to 33 weeks pregnant.
Republican Rep. John Nygren of Marinette is Cassandra’s father. He pushed a number of bills to combat drug use over the past several years.
Gray is scheduled to be back in court on Friday.