Third man charged in overdose death of pregnant woman, unborn child

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A third man has been charged in the drug overdose death of a pregnant woman and her unborn child.

On July 6, Dontreace Saulsberry, 38, was charged with two counts of First Degree Reckless Homicide and one heroin delivery count.

The charges are for the June 2017 death of Jennifer Skeen and her unborn child.

Two other suspects, Cassie Nygren and Shawn Gray, are also charged in the case.

Nygren and Gray are accused of selling heroin laced with the powerful opioid fentanyl to Skeen. A criminal complaint alleges Saulsberry supplied Nygren and Gray the heroin.

Skeen was about eight months pregnant when she was found dead on June 2, 2017, at a home in the 1500 block of S. Webster Ave in Allouez.

The medical examiner found that Skeen died of an overdose and her unborn daughter died due to the death of her mother.

Nygren, in a statement to police said she believed Saulsberry's heroin was mixed with something like fentanyl or carfentanyl because it was making people sick.

She said that she knew for a fact that the heroin they gave to Skeen was supplied to them by Saulsberry.

"I believe that the heroin that was supplied by D [Saulsberry] that Shawn [Gray] and I gave to Jen [Skeen] has something to do with her death," Nygren said in a statement.

Nygren is the daughter of Marinette Rep. John Nygren. Rep. Nygren created the HOPE (Heroin, Opioid Prevention and Education) Agenda in response to Cassie's public battle with heroin addiction.

Online court records did not list a court date for Saulsberry.