Ahead of hearing in Fresno’s first Fentanyl murder case, man charged with accessory takes plea

Ahead of hearing in Fresno’s first Fentanyl murder case, man charged with accessory takes plea

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) — A preliminary hearing is set to get underway for the first-at any time fentanyl connected murder circumstance in Fresno County.

Cassidy Gonzalez has been charged with first-diploma murder for the death of Jade Alexandra Dreith.

Just moments right before a court docket space was assigned, one more defendant in the circumstance agreed to a plea offer.

Alejandro Laverde Nuno was charged with drug fees and currently being an accessory soon after the point in relationship to Cassidy Gonzalez.

She is the very first human being in Fresno County to be billed with murder for providing pills that led to the fentanyl-related dying of Jade Alexandra Dreith.

Laverde Nuno pleaded no contest to all charges from him.

Deputy District Legal professional Kendall Reynolds says Laverde Nuno was charged mainly because he served Gonzalez evade arrest.

“His perform was done with that intent, as properly with the ideal awareness that a murder experienced happened.” Reynolds stated.

Gonzalez has beforehand pleaded not responsible to all fees.

In Oct, loved ones members of Jade Alexandra Dreith say she realized the dangers of fentanyl, but was designed to believe that she was getting a discomfort killer that would decrease her chronic back discomfort.

“She didn’t strategy to eliminate herself or everything like that she was folding laundry, eating a snack and actively playing with her dog and fell asleep and in no way woke up.” Sage Dreith, the victim’s sister said.

Deputy D.A. Reynolds states these scenarios clearly show the motivation by the district attorney’s business office to provide consciousness to the dangers of fentanyl and penalties for those people accountable.

“If the investigation and the proof is there in get to demand murder and cost all those about the attended murder or instances — we will do so.” Reynolds reported.

Laverde Nuno is anticipated to be sentenced on March 13.

He faces a greatest of 4 a long time, 8 months.

Gonzalez’ preliminary listening to for the to start with-diploma murder situation is established to commence Tuesday morning.

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