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Great Falls man charged with negligent homicide for meth-related deaths of wife, child

Posted at 4:40 AM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 06:40:56-04

GREAT FALLS – Devin Michael Olson has been charged with two counts of negligent homicide in connection with the death of his wife and their infant child in January.

Court documents state the infant died of acute methamphetamine intoxication, and Kayla Olson died of acute methamphetamine overdose.

The charging documents state: "Based upon a review of all of the evidence, it is clear that Devin Michael Olson procured methamphetamine which he then distributed to Kayla Olson for one last hurrah before the birth of their child."

Court documents state Olson was about eight months pregnant at the time of her death. The baby was removed from her womb by emergency Caesarian section and airlifted to a Seattle hospital where the child later died.

Olson has been charged with two counts of negligent homicide and one count of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs.

Olson was arrested on Wednesday and is expected to make his initial court appearance on Thursday.