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Mosinee man takes plea deal

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A Mosinee man charged in connection to a deadly crash in Wausau has taken a plea deal.

Kyle Kennedy pleaded no contest to manufacturing and delivering heroin. As part of the agreement, several other misdemeanor charges were dropped.

Investigators say Kennedy gave the drug to 24-year old Michael Dixon before he crashed into a Wausau bridge and was killed back in March. Dixon's four year old son Jordan was also critically injured in the crash.

The defense declined to comment on camera. The prosecution is looking ahead to sentencing.

"We're free to argue in the maximum for this case which is seven and a half years of confinement and five years of extended supervision for a total of a twelve and a half year prison term," said Lance Leonhard, the Marathon County assistant district attorney.

Kennedy is scheduled to learn his punishment at a hearing in January.

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