Stratford Homicide-Time Served
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A 32-year-old Marshfield man won’t go back to prison for killing his girlfriend after reaching a new plea deal.
Eric Mayer pleaded no contest Monday to felony murder. Mayer already served 585 days behind bars for the March 2009 death of 43-year-old Cynthia Tyler. He was sentenced Monday to time served. Mayer admitted he slapped Tyler after an argument in the couple’s home. Tyler died the next day of a ruptured artery in her brain. Mayer initially was sentenced to 10 years in prison but won a bid for a new trial. Daily Herald Media reports the plea deal was arranged after prosecutors discovered that part of Tyler’s body was lost during an autopsy. WSAW-TV reports Mayer was also sentenced to six years and five months on extended supervision.
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