- Associated Press - Saturday, July 2, 2016

NEILSVILLE, Wis. (AP) - A judge has sentenced a Hillsboro man to nine years in prison for stabbing a man in the neck after a drinking game devolved into a fight.

USA Today Network-Wisconsin reports (http://wdhne.ws/29f4ehP ) 18-year-old Mathew Gebhardt pleaded no contest to attempted second-degree reckless homicide in a plea bargain. Wood County Circuit Judge Todd Wolf, acting as a substitute judge in the Clark County case, handed down the sentence Friday.

Gebhardt, his girlfriend, his sister and a 27-year-old man were at a home in Neillsville in March 2015 when Gebhardt told his sister she could punch him in the face if she drank a shot. Gebhardt’s girlfriend became angry when his sister punched him and a fight ensued. Gebhardt pulled out a knife and stabbed the 27-year-old man in the neck.

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