Associated Press, Published June 15 2013
Goodview father pleads guilty in son's death
WINONA, Minn. — A 58-year-old Goodview man has pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge in the drug-related death of his son.
The Winona Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/19xLzJQ ) 34-year-old Jeffery Jon Schumacher died May 8, 2012. A coroner ruled his cause of death to be mixed drug toxicity, a combination of methadone and venlafaxine.
According to court documents, his father Jeffery Jon Schumacher Sr. gave the methadone to his son.
Methadone is a synthetic narcotic sometimes prescribed to recovering heroin addicts. Venlafaxine is a prescription antidepressant.
Schumacher also pleaded guilty to a single charge of the sale of methadone to a person younger than 18, a charge contained in a second indictment.
His sentencing is set for Aug. 19.