16 months after overdose death, man charged with reckless homicide
BERLIN, Wis. — A man is facing a reckless homicide charge 16 months after a death from a drug overdose, officials said.
The Berlin Police Department said Thursday that 33-year-old Samuel Moreno-Baza, of Appleton, is in custody in connection with a death last year.
According to a news release, police responded in July 2016 to a home in the 100 block of Swetting Street for a report of a woman who was dead.
Investigators at the scene found drug-related paraphernalia near the deceased woman. Police said the cause of death was ruled a drug overdose after an autopsy.
Police said Morena-Baza was involved in delivering the heroin to the woman.
“My heart goes out to the parents and family of the deceased female,” Berlin Chief Dennis Plantz said in a news release.
Moreno-Baza is facing charges of first-degree reckless homicide for delivering drugs and two counts of felony bail jumping.
Court records say the woman died on July 1, 2016, but a news release from police said she died July 11, 2016. Police didn’t identify the woman.
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