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No contest pleas for two men in heroin-related death of Marshfield woman

Kayla Jean Vanderwyst of Marshfield
Kayla Jean Vanderwyst of Marshfield

MARSHFIELD, WI (WTAQ) - Two men will be sentenced May 16th for providing the heroin that helped kill a Marshfield woman.

Authorities said 20-year-old Kayla Vanderwyst died in August of 2012, a day after she went to Wausau with the two defendants where 24-year-old Trenton Blume bought the heroin.

Blume and 23-year-old Justin Drinka both pleaded no contest in Wood County to first-degree reckless homicide in delivering drugs. Prosecutors say they'll ask Circuit Judge Greg Potter to consider a four-year sentence for Drinka, who was also found guilty of three other burglary counts.

A five-year-old sentence is recommended for Blume, who's in the state prison in Waupun on other convictions.

An autopsy showed that Vanderwyst died from overdoses of heroin and morphine.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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