Criminal Law

South Dakota Man Sentenced to Prison in 2013 Killing of His Girlfriend Who Was Found Dead in Forest

A South Dakota man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for manslaughter in the 2013 death of his girlfriend.

Richard Schmitz, 55, took a plea deal in January, one day before he was due to go on trial for the death of Meshell Will, 38, whose badly decomposed body was found along a road in the Black Hills National Forest. On Friday, Judge Craig Pfeifle handed down the maximum sentence, the Rapid City Journal reported.

Schmitz will serve 10 years in prison, minus the 900 days he’s already served, CBS affiliate KELO-TV reported.

Read the source article at CBS News

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