Man convicted for causing death of heroin overdose

DODGE COUNTY, Wis. - 50-year-old Terance Jannke of Watertown has been convicted for causing the death of Holly Nehls. Jannke supplied Nehls with a lethal dose of heroin. Jannke gave the heroin to Gabriel Brandl who then injected Nehls with the drug, causing the death. Brandl drove with Nehls' body for several hours before finally taking her to the Watertown Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Brandl was convicted of First Degree Reckless Homicide for his part back in November of 2016.

Wisconsin law states that if a person delivers controlled substances and then a person dies as a result of the drug use, the supplier or suppliers can be convicted of homicide. Anyone in the chain of delivery is considered responsible for the death. Also known as a "Len Bias" homicide.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 8, 2018.


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