WHITEHALL, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A mother and daughter are charged with first degree reckless homicide in the death of a Trempealeau County man who died from a heroin overdose.
Tasha Kempfer, 26, and Michelle Johnson, 44, were charged following the July 31, 2011 death of Jeremiah Harris.
According to the criminal complaint, Kempfer told investigators the three went to Madison to buy heroin. On their way back, Kempfer admitted that she had given some heroin to Harris. She stated that as soon as he snorted the heroin, he lost consciousness, slumped over, and started foaming at the mouth.
Kempfer stopped at the Trempealeau Fire Department where first responders and paramedics were unable to revive Harris.
The complaint says that the autopsy report states Harris died of heroin toxicity.
Although the charge was filed against the women, neither woman has made a court appearance in Trempealeau County.
Both women are in custody awaiting that appearance.
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