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Wife charged with murder in Newport man's methadone death

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Dennis K. Parmuat returned to his Newport apartment at 11 one night last March and started drinking.

After downing about 12 beers, Parmuat took a dose of methadone provided by his wife, according to police and court documents.

Parmuat, 32, was dead within a couple of hours and now his wife, Jennifer Marie Johnson, faces a murder charge.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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