Man Sentenced To Prison In Fentanyl Homicide

The Fond du Lac County District Attorney’s Office has announced that a man convicted for a fentanyl related homicide has been sentenced to prison yesterday.

District Attorney Eric Toney announced that Robert L. Harris was sentenced to 7 years of initial prison confinement and 8 years of extended supervision for the March 31, 2020 death that was ruled by the Fond du Lac County Medical Examiner’s Office to be caused by a mix of cocaine, fentanyl and alcohol.

Police and paramedics were called to Harris’s home on May 31, 2020 for a report of a woman not breathing.

When emergency crews arrived, they found another woman giving CPR to the woman.

A witness stated she saw Harris inject the woman with a syringe which was later determined to contain fentanyl.

During the sentencing Harris described opioids as an “epidemic” and apologized to the family.

He described feeling that he wasn’t “arrested” but rather he had been “rescued” because now he doesn’t wake up every day searching for opioids.