A La Crosse woman who admitted providing a powerful painkiller to a man who fatally overdosed in August before three men dumped his body on the city’s North Side was sentenced today to four years in prison.
La Crosse County Circuit Judge Todd Bjerke’s sentence imposed on Christina Lorenz exceeded a request from prosecutors for a three-year term.
“This is your last chance,” he told her.
Lorenz, 38, pleaded guilty in April to a reduced charge of party to the crime of second-degree reckless homicide in 40-year-old Anthony DuCharme’s death.
Prosecutors charged Lorenz and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Cain Moss, with first-degree reckless homicide for providing the Fentanyl that killed DuCharme on Aug. 2.
DuCharme fell asleep after one hit of the prescription painkiller he smoked with Lorenz and Moss at 1909 Wood St., according to court records.
Moss, his father and Patrick Valiquette, 60, then dumped his body on Indian Hill along the 700 block of Oak Street. Moss led police to it two days later.
Prosecutors charged Lorenz and Cain Moss under the state’s Len Bias law, which holds drug suppliers accountable in fatal overdose cases. Cain Moss also is charged with hiding a corpse as party to the crime.
Robert Moss, 57, was sentenced to one year in prison while Valiquette is serving five years on probation for their roles in the crime. Cain Moss’ case is pending.