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Grandmother appears in Rock County Court in methadone death case

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Gazette staff
May 7, 2014

JANESVILLE—A woman accused of supplying the methadone that led to her granddaughter's death stood mute Wednesday in Rock County Court, and a not-guilty plea was entered for her.

Tina M. Strommen, 51, of 1729 Sumac Court, Beloit, also waived her right to a preliminary hearing. Her case was assigned to Judge James Daley.

Strommen missed her court date Tuesday, and a warrant was issued. Her attorney said Wednesday that Strommen had misunderstood the time of the hearing, showing up at 1 p.m. instead of 11 a.m.

Court Commissioner Stephen Meyer was satisfied with the excuse.

Strommen is charged with first-degree reckless homicide/delivery of drugs. She 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 is also faces a charge of first-degree reckless homicide. Her case is scheduled for trial July 21.

 



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