Charges: laced heroin leads to mother's death

CHILTON, Wis. - A Neenah man is facing charges including reckless homicide. This comes more than a year after, according to court documents, he sold drugs to an Appleton woman. She later overdosed and died.

According to a criminal complaint, Evan Schultz didn't have enough heroin to sell Kristy Austin last year around Easter, so he cut it with carfentanil. The DEA says that's 5000 times more potent than heroin. 

Now, her family wants justice.

"She's going to miss out in my life because like high school graduation and, me, I recently became a manager at a fast food place, stuff like that, just everything really," said Jordan Fisher , Austin’s son.

Schultz made his initial appearance in court Tuesday. 

"It's so real, being in the same room," said Fisher.  

"Anger, a lot of it too, just really upset about it, you know, because we told him to stay away from Kristy several times," said Mark Heimerl, Austin's fiancé.

Heimerl says he got certified in administering Narcan, just weeks before Austin’s death. 

"I was afraid something was going to happen. I thought that was a miracle drug, but evidently i was wrong," said Heimerl.

While she may be gone, Heimerl says he's worked with police to make sure Austin’s not forgotten. 

"I didn't want her to be somebody that just died and that was the end of it. That's not what this is going to be. We fought hard and we got a long ways to go, but hopefully there will be some justice in this case," said Heimerl. 

Meanwhile, Austin's son and daughter continue to adapt as time seemingly stands still. 

"Struggling, even though it's been a year and two months, it feels like it happened, like, less than a month ago," said Fisher.

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