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Northern Wis. woman convicted in heroin death

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RHINELANDER (WAOW) - A 27-year-old St. Germain woman was convicted Wednesday of reckless homicide in the December death of a man from a heroin overdose.

As part of a plea deal, Jennifer Heiting pleaded no contest to first-degree reckless homicide by delivering drugs in the death of David Mattew Stahl, according to online Oneida County court records.

Authorities say Stahl died of heroin toxicity on Dec. 10 at his rural Oneida County home.

Heiting is to be sentenced Jan. 29, court records said.

Richard Lewis, 27, of St. Germain, is also charged in Stahl's death. His next court date is Dec. 17, court records said.

According to the criminal complaint, two days before Stahl's death, Heiting arranged for Stahl to sign for a Federal Express package containing heroin that Heiting had purchased. The agreement called for Stahl to keep two "bindles" of the drug as payment, which Heiting gave Stahl as Lewis watched, the complaint said.

The complaint said investigators found a syringe, spoon, lighter, "tie off," scissor and two small baggies containing heroin on a table next to Stahl's bed.

   
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