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Guilty plea in Austin drug death

Rochester woman arrested in September 2017.

Posted: Oct 25, 2018 3:12 PM
Updated: Oct 25, 2018 3:59 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – A guilty plea is entered in a Mower County drug death.

Desiree Marie Franken, 40 of Rochester, pleaded guilty to 2nd degree manslaughter Thursday. She was arrested in September 2017 and charged with 3rd degree murder and 3rd degree sale of a narcotic. Austin police say Franken supplied the drug that caused a woman’s death on June 6, 2017.


Desiree Franken

Autopsy results found the woman died from a toxic mix of heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine.

Franken is now due to be sentenced on January 31, 2019.

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