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updated 12:38 AM UTC, Jan 16, 2019

Plea Deal For Man Who Killed His Former Girlfriend's Mother Set For Next Month

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

A plea hearing for a man serving time for a killing will be held next month in Wood County Circuit Court. 

A judge ruled Miguel Oertel's defense attorney was deficient in the way he represented the client during the insanity phase of his first trial.  A jury found Oertel was guilty of shooting his former girlfriend's mother to death at her home in Wisconsin Rapids in August 2015.  He's serving a 15-year term, but the plea deal will supersede that sentencing.

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