The Latest: Woman ordered held on bond in drug death

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Latest on a Wisconsin lawmaker's daughter who is accused of providing drugs that caused the death of a pregnant woman (all times local):

5:15 p.m.

The daughter of a Wisconsin legislator who's worked to stem the opioid epidemic has been ordered held on bond after a court hearing in connection with the death of a pregnant woman.

Brown County sheriff's officials say they are recommending a long list of charges against 28-year-old Cassandra Nygren and her boyfriend, Shawn Gray, including first-degree reckless homicide by delivering drugs. The two appeared in court Thursday and bond was set at $50,000. Formal charges are expected next week.

Chief Deputy Todd Delain said Nygren and Gray provided the fentanyl that killed Jennifer Skeen, who was about six months pregnant. She died near Green Bay in June. The fetus also did not survive.

Nygren's struggles with drugs have prompted her father, Republican state Rep. John Nygren, to sponsor numerous bills aimed at curbing opioid addiction over the years.

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10:50 a.m.

Investigators say the daughter of a Wisconsin legislator who's worked to stem the opioid epidemic provided the drugs that caused the death of a pregnant woman.

Brown County sheriff's officials said Thursday they are recommending a long list of charges against 28-year-old Cassandra Nygren and her boyfriend, Shawn Gray, including first-degree reckless homicide by delivering drugs. The two could appear in court later Thursday. They've not yet been formally charged.

Chief Deputy Todd Delain said Nygren and Gray provided the fentanyl that killed Jennifer Skeen, who was about six months pregnant. She died near Green Bay in June. The fetus also did not survive.

Nygren's struggles with drugs have prompted her father, Republican state Rep. John Nygren, to sponsor numerous bills aimed at curbing opioid addiction over the years.

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