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.