A Vilas County judge denied a request to modify the sentence for a man convicted in the death of his wife 20 years ago.
Genelle Plude died in October of 1999 in Land O’ Lakes.
Her husband Douglas Plude had originally been convicted of murder by a jury in 2002, but that conviction was overturned by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 2008. That decision came after the credibility of one of the state’s witnesses was called into question.
Plude was then convicted of first degree reckless homicide in a plea agreement, and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.