A three-day jury trial begins Monday morning against a 33-year-old Kenosha man who was charged with the death of an 18-year-old woman from a drug overdose in February 2020.
Jury selection begins at 9:00 am in Kenosha County Judge Bruce E. Schroeder for Edward T. Shingara, 33, on charges of first degree negligent homicide and possession of a gun by a convicted felon sees.
Shingara has been in custody on a cash loan of $ 100,000 since it first appeared on October 26, 2020. He faces a maximum prison sentence of 30 years, 20 years of extended custody and a $ 125,000 fine if convicted on both charges.
According to the criminal complaint, Kenosha police responded to a city residence on February 26, 2020 where they found a shingara performing a resuscitation of the 18-year-old victim. He told police that he had not used drugs the night before, but admitted that he saw her “snort” the pills he had given her.
The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s office ruled that the woman died of “acute mixed drug intoxication.”
A search warrant in Shingara’s home found 12.4 grams of marijuana, a loaded gun and ammunition. The accused told the police that he was being cheated and that he was being denied property, according to the criminal complaint.
Shingara told police that he would buy 100 Percocet pills at a time and that he had given them to the victim in the past. He also stated that he gave the victim some pills a few days before she died and that “he (she) saw her crush and sniff the pills he gave her,” according to the complaint.
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