Thursday, January 26, 2012

Crawford County, WI: Man pleads no contest to killing girlfriend

WEAU) - An Iowa man pleaded no contest to killing his girlfriend in western Wisconsin back in 2010.

Online records show Michael Burroughs, 27, of Marquette, Iowa made the no contest plea to 1st degree reckless homicide, domestic abuse in Crawford County. Officers say in October of 2010, Burroughs turned himself in and told Prairie du Chien police that he killed his girlfriend Shannon Fischer, 23.

The criminal complaint says he strangled her in a choke hold and kept her body in his closet for three days before wrapping her in garbage bags and putting her in a dumpster outside his apartment.

He's set to be sentenced in April.

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