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Wisconsin man found guilty of second-degree reckless homicide in death of his son

June 13, 2019 06:23 PM

A Wisconsin father accused of murdering his son was found guilty of second-degree reckless homicide Thursday.

After being convicted of the crime, the court revoked any bail for Kayle Fleischauer. He will be transported to the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department to await further sentencing.

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Authorities say Fleischauer shot and killed his 19-year-old son, Chase, a college student and Tartan High School graduate, in April, 2018.

KSTP Reporter Eric Chaloux, who was present in the courtroom, said there were tears from family and friends close to Chase when the jury returned with its verdict.

"Relieved, very relieved that they finally came to a decision and found him guilty," said Melissa Garay-Triviski, a spokesperson for the family.

Garay-Triviski said the ordeal has been trying on the family.

"Absolutely horrible," she said. "It's been like a living hell."

Fleischauer was immediately taken into custody by the sheriff's office after the verdict was read, Chaloux said.

A sentencing date is being set and is expected to take place later this summer.

"(It's) some justice," Garay-Triviski said. "We would have liked first-degree intentional homicide, but at least he is going away. He was remanded. He's going away. Chase can finally rest."

Kyle Bachman, a friend of Chase's, expressed similar sentiments.

"It was a huge relief," he said. "No matter what, Chase will never be back. But as long as Kayle is not free, that's all that matters to us right now."

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