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Wis. DA: Mother taught son how to use drugs


RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- Racine County prosecutors say a teen who died of a heroin and cocaine overdose learned how to use the drugs from his mother.

Patricia Strosina, 46, of Burlington has been charged with intentionally contributing to the delinquency of a child causing death. The charge carries a maximum prison sentence of 25 years.

Her 16-year-old son, Raymond, was found dead Sept. 14. The criminal complaint says Raymond's father found him slumped over his desk, and a syringe lying on the floor.

Investigators say witnesses have reported seeing the mother administer drugs to her son.

A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 29.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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