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Stiff Sentence In Suffocation Case

Antigo, WI, United States /

A woman who tried to suffocate a Merrill man with a plastic bag has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. WJFW-TV reports 47-year-old Stacey Hansen was also given 10 years of extended supervision to follow her prison time. Hansen was earlier convicted of attempted second-degree intentional homicide and first-degree reckless injury in Lincoln County Circuit Court. A criminal complaint says Hansen, who lived in the same building, tried to kill 76-year-old Arlo Erickson at a Merrill apartment in October 2015. A police officer was able to revive Erickson. Prosecutors asked for a 20-year sentence, while the defense wanted five years.

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