Deja Padilla (Image courtesy Renville County jail.)

A Renville County murder suspect is asking Judge Laurence Stratton to send her back to drug treatment.

According to KWLM, 20-year-old Deja Padilla is charged with 3rd Degree Murder and 3rd Degree Controlled Substance Drug Sales for allegedly selling drugs to that contained a fatal dose of fentanyl to a Renville County woman in Nov. 2021.

Last September Padilla was out on bail and failed to appear for a court hearing, and a warrant was issued for her arrest.  Bail has since been increased from $300,000 to $750,000.   In April Padilla began a drug treatment program in Olivia, but has applied for admission to a long term treatment program.

Judge Stratton on Monday took her request under consideration, and another settlement conference has been scheduled for August 8.