Man charged in meth deaths of pregnant wife, daughter

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A 26-year-old Montana man has pleaded no contest to two counts of negligent homicide for obtaining the methamphetamine that led to the overdose deaths of his pregnant wife and daughter, who was born prematurely via cesarean section.

Cascade County Attorney Josh Racki says Devin Michael Olson of Great Falls entered his pleas on May 6, a week before he was to go to trial in the January 2018 deaths of 20-year-old Kayla Olson and their daughter, Charlotte.

The Great Falls Tribune reports Olson is scheduled to be sentenced June 18 if the judge accepts the recommended eight-year prison sentence with four years suspended.

Kayla Olson died shortly after giving birth on Jan. 13, 2018. Their daughter was flown to Seattle Children's Hospital where she died five days later, according to Kayla Olson's obituary.

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Information from: Great Falls Tribune, http://www.greatfallstribune.com

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