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Wis Rep. John Nygren Daughter Arrested 1st Degree Reckless Homicide

The daughter of Marinette, Wis., Rep. John Nygren, Cassandra Leigh Nygren, has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies, including two counts of 1st Degree Reckless Homicide, according to Brown County jail records released Wednesday.

Jail records show Nygren is expected to make an initial appearance on two counts of Reckless Homicide/Deliver Drugs; Manufacture/Deliver Heroin; Neglecting a Child; and Maintain a Drug Trafficking Place.

Formal charges are yet to be filed in the case.

Cassandra Nygren has had a public battle with heroin abuse. It inspired her father, state lawmaker John Nygren, to pass laws focused on heroin and opioid addiction in Wisconsin. Action 2 News spoke to Cassandra Nygren in 2013. She told us, “I was raised right, given morals to not do things that I’ve done so every time I come back here to try it again, I can’t bear it. It’s like a label I’m never going to be able to shake so I turn back to the drugs.” Continue reading