On Air Now

Current Show

The Rush Limbaugh Show   11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Call The Rush Limbaugh Show at 1-800-282-2882.

Show Info »

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 550 AM Wausau, WI 99.9 FM Stevens Point, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Wausau,WI 54403)

More Weather »
71° Feels Like: 71°
Wind: S 0 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Today

Partly Cloudy 75°

Tonight

Partly Cloudy 59°

Tomorrow

Scattered Thunderstorms 74°

Alerts

Milwaukee woman gets 25 years prison for killing 14-month-old son

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A 37-year-old Milwaukee woman will spend 25 years in prison for smothering her 14-month-old son.  

Circuit Judge Jeffrey Wagner sentenced Nola Zylstra Tuesday to the term that was recommended by prosecutors. That was after she avoided a life term by pleading guilty to a reduced charge of reckless homicide in the death of Leonidas Fisher on March 9th.  

Her lawyer asked for a 15 year sentence -- ten years less than what she was given. The child's father, Lucas Fisher, pleaded for a 40 year term. He told the judge that "no words could express how broken" he felt.  

He said his estranged wife was controlling and manipulating, and he left her in February.  

Zylstra's lawyer said his client might have felt the same feelings of abandonment that she experienced as a child, when her father left her family. 

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

Comments