Charges: Wife Gave Husband Fatal Heroin Dose
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 29-year-old Eden Prairie, Minn. woman has been charged with giving her husband the dose of heroin that, mixed with alcohol, led to the man’s death last summer.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County, police were called to the 15000 block of North Hill Crest Court on a “drug-related injury” on July 6.
When police arrived, they found Razo’s 42-year-old husband unconscious on the floor of the basement. He was taken to Fairview Southdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Razo admitted to police that she had given her husband a heroin injection before giving herself a dose from the same syringe. She told police that she was the one who had bought the drugs for $40.
Razo’s mother was in the house at the time. The criminal complaint says Razo asked her mother to leave her and her husband alone to discuss “marital problems.” She later went down the stairs to find the victim lying on the floor.
Coroners determined Razo’s husband died as a result of the toxicity from the heroin as well as his 0.10 blood alcohol level.
At the time of the incident, a friend of Razo’s described her to WCCO-TV as a caring, sympathetic person. She also said Razo’s family had been struggling financially.
Razo and her husband had a daughter together who was 18 months old at the time of her father’s death.