Daughter of WI state lawmaker behind bars

View Map

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- The daughter of Wisconsin state lawmaker John Nygren and her boyfriend are behind bars.

The couple faces charges in the drug overdose death of a pregnant woman, as well as the death of her unborn child.

The two were arrested this week and face reckless homicide and other charges.

They're accused of selling the drugs that proved fatal. The Brown County Sheriff's Office says the investigation began back in June.

“The report of a pulseless non-breathing female, who is believed to be approximately six months pregnant”, says Chief Deputy Todd Delain. “Upon arrival of members of the Brown County Sheriff's Office and Green Bay Metro Fire and Rescue, it was determined that the female was deceased.”

The woman has been identified as 32-year-old Jennifer Skeen.

Earlier this year, Governor Scott Walker signed into law a series of bills championed by representative Nygren, aimed at combating heroin and opioid abuse.

They were inspired by Cassie Nygren's own struggle with drug addiction.

The family has been open about the 28 year-old's drug use, which led to convictions of possession of narcotic drugs in 2015 and 2010.

The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus