Monday at 10 p.m: Father of heroin victim claims conflict of interest in judicial system

Monday at 10 p.m: Father of heroin victim claims conflict of interest in judicial system
Colin Campbell

Heroin kills someone in Wisconsin every 44 hours. Rich, poor, men, women, it picks no favorites.

However, Gary Campbell believes the justice system does. His 21-year-old son, Colin, died from an overdose two years ago and the man who sold him the heroin was recently sentenced to probation and no jail time.

By all accounts that young man has turned his life around. He’s apologized to the Campbell family, but Gary feels Colin’s been denied justice.

“I’m sorry I killed your son isn’t good enough,” he said. “I don’t want to see him go to prison for the rest of his life. I don’t want to see his life ruined, but there needs to be some message sent to society that this isn’t acceptable.”

Why Gary Campbell believes this happened though is why we’re doing this story. He claims there was a conflict of interest with the judicial system because of the relationship between the judge and the father of the accused.

We’ll explain Monday night on News 3 at 10.