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    Matthew Dziatkiewicz (25) - November 11, 2011

    Dziatkiewicz, Matthew David Friday, November 11, 2011. Age 25 years. Loving son of Diane and the late David Dziatkiewicz. Cherished brother of David Jr. and Dawn (Norman) Stuart. Treasured uncle of Dustin and Skyler. Dear grandson of Bonnie (the late Earl) Kluever. Adored nephew of Karen (Frank) Dethloff, Dennis (Cindy) Backhaus and Debbie (Steve) Martzke. Preceded in death by his grandparents Myron and Adeline Dziatkiewicz and the late Donald Backhaus. Further survived by several cousins, other family members and so many friends that were the light of Matt's life. Visitation TUESDAY, November 15, 2011 from 10 AM - 12 Noon. At CENTENNIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3558 S. 24th St. Funeral Services at 12 Noon.
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    His poor momma. Matthew's daddy died 10 months to the day from when Matthew did.
    I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to. - Donnie Darko

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    Quote Originally Posted by nestlequikie View Post
    His poor momma. Matthew's daddy died 10 months to the day from when Matthew did.
    I wonder if exactly that was the reason for Matthews death?! Maybe he took his own life out of grieve. That's so sad.

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    Well, they are charging someone in relation to the death.

    Brookfield woman charged in Waukesha overdose death
    By Mike Johnson of the Journal Sentinel June 6, 2012
    Waukesha - A Brookfield woman was charged with first-degree reckless homicide Wednesday in connection with the drug overdose death of a 25-year-old man last year.

    Jessica J. Hintz, 26, is accused of supplying the oxycodone pills that Matthew D. Dziatkiewicz took before he died in November, according to a criminal complaint filed in Waukesha County Circuit Court.

    A warrant has been issued for Hintz's arrest.

    Dziatkiewicz, of Milwaukee, was found unresponsive on the living room floor of an apartment in the 1300 block of Blackhawk Trail in Waukesha about 12:45 a.m. Nov. 5 by officers and firefighters who were sent there after a possible overdose was reported, the complaint states.

    He was taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital, where he died on Nov. 11.

    The county medical examiner's office ruled in April that the cause of death was oxycodone and alcohol intoxication, the complaint says.

    Hintz told investigators that she gave five oxycodone pills to Dziatkiewicz and he took all of them, the complaint says.

    Hintz told a detective that a woman in Milwaukee owed her money but gave her 20 of the pills instead, the complaint says.

    If convicted, Hintz faces up to 25 years in prison followed by 15 years of extended supervision.

    You seem to have been right about the grief, but there was a lot of other stuff going on too, it seems. Sad for all concerned.

    Probation Ordered in Overdose Death
    A Brookfield woman will serve four years probation and avoid prison after she gave oxycodone pills to a Waukesha man who later overdosed and died.
    By Joe Petrie Email the author October 4, 2012

    A Brookfield woman who provided the oxycodone that lead to the death of Waukesha resident Matthew D. Dziatkiewicz will avoid prison.

    Jessica J. Hintz, 26, pleaded guilty in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Thursday to felony first-degree reckless homicide by delivery of drugs.

    Waukesha County Circuit Judge Kathryn Foster sentenced Hintz to four years probation. She could have faced up to 40 years in prison.

    Prosecutors said that in November 2011, Hintz got a bag of oxycodone pills from a friend at a bar in Milwaukee and late on Nov. 4, she ingested two while Dziatkiewicz, 25, took five of the pills and consumed alcohol.

    At 12:44 a.m. Nov. 5 rescue workers were called to Dziatkiewicz’s apartment in the 1300 block of Blackhawk Trail, finding him unresponsive on the living room floor. Hintz told a police officer she poured water on Dziatkiewicz to try to wake him up but it didn't work. Paramedics tried to revive him and took him to Waukesha Memorial Hospital where he later died.

    An autopsy report from the Waukesha County Medical Examiner’s Office said Dziatkiewicz died from a combination of oxycodone and alcohol intoxication.

    Victim's family urged leniency
    Although Hintz faced major prison time for her role in Dziatkiewicz’s death, members of his family asked Foster to consider that Hintz never intended for him to die that night.

    His mother Diane Dziatkiewicz penned a letter to Foster, saying Hintz should become a public speaker on the dangers of drugs, telling people about her son's death and the epidemic of pill abuse.

    "When Jessica gave him the drugs that night I’m sure she did not intend for this to happen," Dziatkiewicz wrote. "But she did make a terrible choice."

    Hintz’s mother Lydia Chenoweth also wrote to Foster, sharing her daughter’s past issues with her parent’s divorce, an alcoholic father who subjected Hintz to physical and mental abuse, and a divorce in March 2011 from her longtime fianc?e, which left her very hurt and vulnerable before Dziatkiewicz overdosed and died.

    She said Hintz even visited Dziatkiewicz in the hospital before he died, went to his funeral and apologized to his mother and sister.

    "Jessica told me that Matt was coping with his father’s death, his mother’s restraining order against him and his painful withdrawal from heroin addiction and overdoses," Chenoweth wrote. "She felt sorry for Matt and compelled to help him because of her empathetic nature."

    Relative blames both for the death
    Dziatkiewicz’s brother David Dziatkiewicz Jr. wrote that he was just as mad at his brother for taking the pills as he was at Hintz for giving them to him, especially because he said Hintz knew Dziatkiewicz was in "somewhat recovery" for opiate addiction.

    "I am not asking for leniency, for we all need to accept responsibility for our own actions," David Dziatkiewicz Jr. wrote. "However, I do want to make clear that I believe my brother took the five pills without force and of his own accord, thus he took his own life and Ms. Hintz did not kill him."

    As part of her sentence, Hintz must pay $8,313 in restitution, continue psychological counseling and perform community service that will be determined by the court. Judge Foster set the case for a review hearing Jan. 17.

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