Trial begins in fatal overdose of Concordia University student in Mequon

Posted at 1:57 PM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-30 14:57:09-05
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- A man on trial for the overdose death of a Concordia University student in Mequon says he sold only fake drugs to the victim.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  reports 24-year-old Shuntaye Crenshaw is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Caleb Ford, who died of a heroin and Xanax overdose in his freshman dorm room Oct. 1, 2015.
In February, Crenshaw was charged separately with delivery of heroin as undercover detectives investigated Ford's death. Crenshaw was sentenced to three years in prison and faces up to 40 years if convicted in the student's death.
Ozaukee County District Attorney Adam Gerol says Crenshaw gave Ford the heroin just hours before Ford's roommate found him dead.
Defense attorney Lauria Lynch-German says Crenshaw is a "rip-off artist" and only delivered "items," not heroin, to Ford.