COLUMBIA COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - Two men are due back in court later this month, after being charged with reckless homicide in the drug-related death of a 17-year-old high school senior in Lodi.
18-year-old Lars Atkinson of Lodi and 22-year-old Milton Moore of Fitchburg are accused of providing the heroin that killed Jacob Adler on July 12th.
Columbia County prosecutors said all three met in Madison, where Atkinson bought the heroin from Moore.
Authorities said Adler was unresponsive while traveling back to Lodi – and Atkinson tried waking him up a couple times before dragging him outside to a patio chair nine hours later.
City workers saw that, and asked if Atkinson needed help. The workers later called 911.
Police quoted Atkinson as saying he felt guilty about the death, but he said Adler, “had the choice to say no” to the heroin.
Atkinson is scheduled for an initial court appearance on October 17th. Moore is due in court on the 24th.