Deja Denise Padilla (Image courtesy Renville County)

Unconditional bail for a Montevideo woman accused of murder in Renville County has been set at 500,000 dollars.

Deja Padilla, age 19, was arraigned Thursday on charges of 3rd Degree Murder and 3rd Degree Controlled Substance Drug Sales. Padilla’s first court appearance was set for August 29th.

Officials believe Padilla sold a Renville County woman drugs that contained fentanyl last November 13th. She reportedly called 911 when the victim began to show signs of over-dosing, but ambulance crews were turned away when they arrived. When they were called back an hour later, they found the victim unconscious.

(JP Cola, KWLM)