Jury trial set for Spencer overdose death
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – A jury trial date has been set for a Marshfield woman accused of supplying the drugs that led to the overdose death of a Spencer man.
Cassandra Staab, 28, is facing first degree reckless homicide and first degree recklessly endangering safety charges stemming from the overdose death of Thomas Bychinski, 22, in January 2017. Court records say that Staab supplied the heroin laced with fentanyl that Bychinski used the day he died.
Staab is already serving a three-year jail sentence for manufacturing and distributing the drug.
A Marathon County judge ruled that there was enough evidence for Staab to stand trial on the homicide charges. A five-day jury trial is now set to begin July 8 in Marathon County Court.
If convicted on the reckless homicide charges, Staab could face a maximum of 40 years in prison.
Staab is also charged with two counts of bail jumping.