Fond Du Lac Man Found Guilty Of 2020 Overdose Death

(Fond du Lac) A Fond du Lac man was convicted Thursday in connection to an overdose death from two years ago. Robert Harris was found guilty of First-Degree Reckless Homicide.

Fond du Lac police were called to the 100 block of West Second Street in May of 2020 for a report of a woman who was not breathing. Authorities located what they believed to be fentanyl near the victim. Witnesses to the overdose told investigators that Harris provided heroin to the victim and one person saw him inject her with the drug the evening she died.

State prosecutors say fentanyl and opioids are killing people at historic rates and destroying families in communities across Wisconsin. They say they will continue to work with law enforcement partners to aggressively investigate and prosecute those that deliver poison into the community to hold them accountable.

Harris faces up to 40 years in prison. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered and the 43-year-old is due back in court on November 21st.