Man charged with providing drugs that killed pregnant woman

Dontreace Saulsberry (Brown Co. Jail)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) – Charges have been filed against the man who allegedly provided the drugs eventually sold by a legislator’s daughter to a pregnant woman who died of an overdose.

Dontreace Saulsberry, 38, of Green Bay, is charged with first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree reckless homicide of an unborn child, and heroin delivery in connection with the death of Jennifer Skeen. An Aug. 1 initial court appearance has been scheduled.

Saulsberry provided the heroin to Shawn Gray and Cassie Nygren, who then sold the drugs to Skeen, Nygren told police. Skeen died of a heroin/fentanyl overdose, according to the criminal complaint.

Nygren is the daughter of State Rep. John Nygren, who has publicly discussed his daughter’s drug troubles, and used them as part of his lobbying efforts for various drug addiction legislation.

Cassie Nygren faces ten charges, including reckless homicide. She returns to court Friday for a status conference. No trial date has been set. The judge has not ruled yet on a defense motion for a change of venue from Brown County.

Gray faces the same charges as Nygren. He returns to court Aug. 10 for a status conference. No trial date has been set for his case, either.

Saulsberry is currently in state prison on an armed robbery conviction from Milwaukee County.

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