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Mukwonago woman accused of reckless homicide for connection to overdose death

Mukwonago, heroin overdose, reckless homicide, Mitchell Nuernberger

Village of Mukwonago — A 26-year-old Mukwonago woman faces homicide charges for her alleged role in the overdose death of Mitchell Nuernberger.

Brittany Tipton, S77 W32025, was charged on Tuesday, Aug. 19, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with first-degree reckless homicide.

 According to the criminal complaint, Nuernberger contacted Tipton on May 10 — one day after he had been released from jail for stealing from his mother to fund a drug addiction — looking for some heroin.

The victim’s mother said in the complaint that Nuernberger went for a lengthy walk later that day and used the bathroom for “a long time” when he returned; he came out looking sweaty and “blinking a lot,” she said.

Nuernberger then fell asleep on a couch and woke up briefly to say goodnight to his mother who found him almost nine hours later on the same couch with a faint pulse, covered in vomit, according to the complaint.

Exactly three months later, an inmate at the Waukesha County jail, who knew Tipton and the victim, gave police information about the drug dealer who sold the heroin to Nuernberger.

Tipton is accused of driving that man to Milwaukee — where they reportedly met with and bought heroin from another dealer name “Magic Mike” — then out to a taxidermy shop near Highway 83 in Delafield to sell the heroin to Nuernberger.

According to court records, Tipton is being held at the county jail on a $25,000 cash bond.

Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 29.

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