Man pleads not guilty to involuntary manslaughter after allegedly putting meth in drink

(Casper, Wyo.) - Casper man, Jon Freiberg has been arrested and charged with eight counts including involuntary manslaughter for the death of Richard Serafin. This morning Freiberg plead not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and seven other possession and delivery of methamphetamine charges. According to court records, in August of 2015 Casper Police officers responded to a parked vehicle at the Days Inn in Casper. It was reported that an unresponsive male was found inside the vehicle deceased. Reports show that Serafin was found in the hot vehicle and located in an unusual position. An unnamed minor reported to investigators that he knew Freiberg and observed him carrying a body and placing him inside the vehicle. The juvenile described the male as appearing very intoxicated and needing assistance into the car. Investigators then reviewed text messages on the phone of the suspect, Freiberg, which indicated that the two men agreed to meet at the Days Inn. Freiberg reportedly offered Serafin drugs but he declined as he did not drink or do drugs. Freiberg stated in a text that he would put the guy outside and that he gave him a 'g-shot'. Court records continue to show that numerous interviews confirmed that during the time period from March to September 2015, Freiberg was selling methamphetamine frequently. Investigators reviewed autopsy results of Serafin and determined that he had died of a cardiac event due to acute stresses of methamphetamine intoxication, hypothermia, positional asphyxia and dehydration of the heart. Freiberg stated in court records that Serafin had drank some whiskey, but denied providing him with any meth. He admitted that he placed Serafin in the car after previously putting him in a cold bath trying to bring him around. Eventually, Freiberg refused to talk to investigators. The investigation continued to show that Freiberg continued to sell methamphetamine into 2016. In January 2016 investigators set up a sting operation where an individual met with Freiberg to purchase meth and audio surveillance captured Freiberg making statements that he had put methamphetamine in a cup and Serafin had accidentally consumed it. Freiberg stated that the male acted very messed up and he tried to bring him down, according to court records. In February, a search warrant was obtained for Freiberg and his vehicle where two baggies of meth were located, according to reports. Freiberg was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, two counts of conspiracy to deliver meth, three counts of delivery of meth, one count of aiding and embedding and a misdemeanor charge of possession. He is currently being held on a $100,000 bond awaiting trial. #oilcity #news