- Associated Press - Monday, April 17, 2017

MERRILL, Wis. (AP) - A woman who tried to suffocate a Merrill man with a plastic bag has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

WJFW-TV (http://bit.ly/2pqQbjw ) 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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Information from: WJFW-TV, http://www.wjfw.com

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