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Waukesha man gets over a decade in prison for heroin OD deaths

Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A Waukesha man will spend almost 11 years in prison, for providing the heroin that killed two people six months apart.

Kevin Cobus, who turns 29 Wednesday, must also spend 8 years under extended supervision when he’s no longer behind bars.

A jury convicted him in early April on two counts of reckless homicide.

24-year-old Jamie Hansen of Muskego died of a heroin overdose in July of 2011, and 26-year-old Cody Riggs of Delafield died from a similar overdose in January of last year.

Cobus told authorities that he drove the two victims to a dealer in Milwaukee so they could get the heroin. In exchange, he was given part of the drugs for his own use.

Cobus was ordered to pay almost $14,000 in restitution as part of a 12 year sentence that was shortened by 455 days to include the time he spent in jail during his court case.

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