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Wolff sentenced in felony homicide case

Casey Lynn Wolff, 22, of Somerset was sentenced Thursday, July 10, to a total of 12 years by St. Croix County Circuit Judge Scott Needham.

The judge directed Wolff to serve three years of the 12-year sentence in confinement at Dodge County Prison and the remaining nine years on probation with extended supervision.

"Until you have obtained, completed and adopted a lifestyle of absolute sobriety confinement is needed to protect the public," Needham said. "It is only in confinement that treatment can be administered."

Previously Wolff entered a plea of guilty to a felony charge of homicide by intoxicated use of vehicle in Judge Scott Needham's courtroom Tuesday, March 11.

Wolff was originally charged with three counts of felony homicide, resulting from her involvement in a car accident Jan. 13, 2007 which claimed the life of Sheldon D. Weiss, 46, of New Richmond.

On March 11, the second and third felony counts were read and dismissed. They were for homicide by use of vehicle with prohibited alcohol content and homicide by negligent operation/vehicle.

For more coverage on this story see the July 17 issue of the New Richmond News.