Wis. man avoids more prison time in woman's death

The Associated Press

Wis. man avoids more prison time in woman's death

CREATED Oct. 21, 2013
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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