Plea Hearing Set For Overdose Homicide Suspect

(Ashippun) A plea hearing has been added to the court calendar Friday for a Hartford man accused of supplying the drugs that led to an overdose death in Ashippun. Mitchell McDonald is slated to be in a Dodge County courtroom on October 5 to enter a plea on charges of First Degree Reckless Homicide. Dodge County deputies were called to a property in Ashippun in April of 2019 for a report of an overdose. The victim was a 28-year-old woman. While searching the residence, law enforcement found a white powdery substance under a book as well as two hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia. A family member of the victim reportedly told investigators that McDonald gave her heroin. When questioned, the 30-year-old McDonald reportedly said (quote) “I screwed up” and told law enforcement he was willing to work with them but wanted to contact an attorney. McDonald is facing up to 40 years in prison.