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A 22-year-old Mosinee man convicted of selling heroin to a young father who died in crash that critically injured his four-year-old son was sentenced 7.5 years in prison Friday.
Kyle Kennedy pleaded no contest to manufacturing and delivering heroin in a plea deal.
Kennedy was accused of giving heroin to 24-year old Michael Dixon before he crashed into a Wausau bridge and was killed last March. Dixon's son was riding in the back seat of the car. The child recovered from his injuries.
Police say Kennedy gave Michael Dixon the heroin at a gas station just before the crash. An autopsy determined Dixon was under the influence of heroin at the time of the crash.
Marathon County Circuit Judge Jill Falstad ordered Kennedy to spend five years on extended supervision after he is released from prison. He was given credit for 234 days already spent in jail, according to online court records.
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