NW Wisconsin Man Sentenced To 20 Years On Homicide Conviction

NW Wisconsin Man Sentenced To 20 Years On Homicide Conviction

A 43-year-old northwestern Wisconsin man has been given a 20-year prison sentence after his conviction on first-degree reckless homicide charges.  Matthew Samuel Phillips Junior of Barnes learned his fate at a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Ashland County Circuit Court.  Investigators determined that Phillips had beaten a man to death last year for allegedly touching a child inappropriately.  Ashland police found the body of Marcus H. Holton last February.  Phillips’ girlfriend, 38-year-old Jennifer Marie Mustache, is serving a four-year term for her role in the crime.