RACINE, WI (WTAQ) - A new homicide charge has been filed against a Racine County woman accused in the drug overdose death of a Waterford man.
37-year-old Kristie Fitzgerald of Burlington was already facing drug and bail jumping charges. Tuesday, she appeared in court on a new charge of second-degree reckless homicide, plus another felony bail jumping count.
Prosecutors said 53-year-old David Buchholtz bought heroin, Oxycontin, and Suboxone from Fitzgerald each week. Buchholtz died in August from an overdose.
Court records indicate that Fitzgerald was in jail before a $50,000 bond was imposed for the newest counts. A preliminary hearing in the case is set for a week from Thursday.
Meanwhile, it appears that Fitzgerald arranged a plea deal on her other charges.
A plea hearing is set for January 13th on three earlier counts of distributing illegal drugs, plus two earlier charges of felony bail jumping.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)