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Nygren ordered to stand trial in OD death

Cassie Nygren (Photo source: Brown County Jail)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The daughter of a state lawmaker has been ordered to stand trial on charges connected to the overdose death of a woman and her unborn child.

Cassie Nygren, 28, waived her right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday. She is accused in the June death of 31-year-old Jennifer Skeen, who was pregnant at the time. Skeen overdosed on fentanyl, investigators have said.

Nygren's boyfriend, Shawn Gray, is also charged in the case.

Nygren faces six felony and four misdemeanor counts. She is scheduled to enter a plea to the charges on Feb. 5, 2018.

Nygren's father, State Rep. John Nygren, has used his daughter's battle with heroin addiction as inspiration for a range of legislation aimed at combating the heroin epidemic.

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