July 23, 2014

Life sentence for man convicted of killing wife

A 36-year-old Fond du Lac man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the shooting death of his wife. Jason Anderson was sentenced in Fond du Lac County Court Wednesday afternoon for the murder of his 33-year-old wife Nicole in November of 2011.

Anderson could have had the possibility of being eligible for release with extended supervision after serving 20 years in prison, but Judge Richard Nuss decided against that. Nicole’s father Grover Cannon says his family is “very glad” the judge decided to stay with a Class A Felony.

Former District Attorney Dan Kaminsky, who prosecuted Anderson during a jury trial last December, sat in the prosecutor’s chair for the sentencing, which featured a tearful statement from Nicole’s daughter Amber Schubert. “That emotional release, I think, is beneficial to her,” Kaminsky says.

Judge Nuss also sentenced Anderson to five years in prison and five years of extended supervision on a felon in possession of a firearm, which runs concurrent with the homicide charge.

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