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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that on October 8, 2013, a LaFayette County jury convicted Kyle Monahan, of Shullsburg, of Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Vehicle, Homicide While Operating a Vehicle with a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration, and Homicide by Negligent Operation of a Vehicle after a seven-day trial. The case was heard before LaFayette County Circuit Court Judge William D. Johnston.
The charges in this matter stemmed from a crash that occurred in LaFayette County on August 20, 2011, that left 21-year old Rebecca Cushman dead.
Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Vehicle and Homicide While Operating a Vehicle with a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration are both Class D Felonies, carrying a term of imprisonment not to exceed twenty-five (25) years for each count. Homicide by Negligent Operation of a Vehicle is a Class G felony and carries a term of imprisonment not to exceed ten (10) years.
Judge Johnston has ordered a presentence investigation and the matter is set for sentencing on January 23, 2014.
Assistant Attorney General Tara Jenswold assisted LaFayette County District Attorney Katherine Findley in the prosecution of this case.
The case was investigated by the Wisconsin State Patrol’s Technical Reconstruction Unit, with assistance from the LaFayette County Sheriff’s Department and the Shullsburg Police Department. The LaFayette County Victim Witness Office provided assistance in the case.