One area man has been sentenced to state prison for unintentional murder and his girlfriend is being tried in connection with the same death this week.
Alexander Menne, 19, of Lindstrom, was ordered to serve eight years in prison in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility in connection with the accidental overdose death of 18-year-old Cameron Johnson in 2016.
Menne was charged with felony third degree unintentional murder. He was convicted by a jury in December 2017. Menne gets credit for 141 days served. He must also pay $6,677 restitution to the victim’s family.
The victim was found unresponsive in a house in rural Chisago City, where he lived with his parents in December 2016.
The medical examiner concluded the cause of death was furanyl fentanyl toxicity. Following a lengthy investigation by Wyoming Police and sheriff’s investigators Menne and his girlfriend at the time, Morgan Kathryn Johnson, of Center City, were arrested. They were charged with third degree unintentional murder by providing, selling or distributing illegal controlled susbtances, that were the proximate cause of Cameron’s death.
Morgan Kathryn Johnson, now 18, was petitioned into adult court in November 2017. Jury selection began early this week for Johnson’s trial. The trial is expected to run about four days.