Cassandra Nygren waives right to preliminary hearing, bound for trial

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. - The daughter of a state lawmaker will stand trial for the overdose death of a pregnant woman.

28-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.

Wednesday, Nygren waived her right to a preliminary hearing in Brown County court.

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 Representative John Nygren of Marinette is Cassandra's father.

He has pushed a number of bills to combat drug use over the past several years.

Gray is scheduled to be back in court on Friday.


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