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Viroqua man charged in heroin death

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A Viroqua man is facing criminal charges after he was accused of providing heroin to a man who died and two others who survived overdoses.

Twenty-three-year-old Joseph Capadona is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of a 30-year-old McFarland man found in a bowling alley bathroom in Madison last July.

Online records show Capadona is also charged with second-degree reckless endangerment involving two other people. A woman was revived by a paramedic after she used heroin at a makeshift campsite in Madison Aug. 1. Police say officers saved the life of a man who overdosed at a residence Aug. 31. That man told investigators Capadonna gave him heroin he referred to as "the bomb" because of its potency.

Defense attorney David Geier says Capadona is innocent until proven guilty.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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