Man charged in meth deaths of pregnant wife, daughter

Man charged in meth deaths of pregnant wife, daughter
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A 25-year-old Great Falls man is charged with two counts of negligent homicide in the January overdose death of his pregnant wife and his daughter, who was born prematurely.

Devin Michael Olson was arrested Tuesday on a warrant setting his bail at $25,000. Cascade County Attorney Josh Racki said Olson is scheduled to make an initial appearance in District Court Thursday. Racki did not know if Olson had an attorney.

Charging documents say 20-year-old Kayla Taylor Olson died on Jan. 13, shortly after her daughter, Charlotte, was delivered via emergency cesarean section. The baby was flown to a Seattle hospital where she died Jan. 18, also due to methamphetamine intoxication.

Prosecutors say the investigation found Devin Olson obtained the meth and gave it to Kayla for “one last hurrah before the birth of their child.”