Grandmother pleads guilty in grandaughter's death

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Gazette staff
Monday, August 25, 2014

JANESVILLE—A woman accused of supplying the drug that caused her granddaughter's death pleaded guilty in Rock County Court last week.

Tina Strommen, 52, of 1729 Sumac Court, Beloit, is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 6 on a charge of first-degree reckless homicide/delivery of drugs.

The maximum prison sentence for the crime is 40 years.

District Attorney David O'Leary said in an email that the prosecution and defense will jointly recommend probation with drug/alcohol treatment and that the prosecution is free to argue for jail time, depending on the result of a presentence investigation.

Strommen is accused of supplying methadone tablets from her prescription to her daughter, Tallie J. Strommen, 23, 722 Central Ave., Beloit.

Tallie is accused of giving her 1-year-old daughter a piece of a tablet before bedtime when the family was visiting in Janesville on Dec. 26, 2013.

Tallie Strommen faces a charge of first-degree reckless homicide. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

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