MARINETTE, Wis. - A Crivitz, Wis. man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend at a Wausaukee, Wis. gas station has accepted a plea deal.
Richard B. Heyer, 55, pleaded no contest on Friday to one felony count of first degree intentional homicide.
An additional felony count of felon in possession of a firearm was dismissed, but read in for sentencing purposes.
Heyer will return to Marinette County Court on July 2 for sentencing in front of Judge David G. Miron.
In Wisconsin, first degree intentional homicide carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
The charge against Heyer stems from an Aug. 26 incident.
Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve reported that deputies responded to a report of a shooting at the Citgo gas station in Wausaukee.
They discovered the body of 51-year-old Ann M. Schueller of Wausaukee behind the counter. Heyer was located outside the building with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
Sauve said that initial investigation indicated that Heyer and Schueller previously lived together and had a history of domestic violence.
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