Iowa Man Sentenced In 2006 Wisconsin Killing

An Iowa man has been sentenced to 31 years after confessing to killing his girlfriend in Wisconsin in 2006.

A Crawford County judge Tuesday sentenced Michael Burroughs to 25 years in prison followed by six years extended supervision.

Burroughs pleaded no contest in January to first-degree reckless homicide. A felony charge of hiding a corpse was dismissed.

The La Crosse Tribune reported Burroughs said he’s “haunted” by what he’s done “every day.”

The 27-year-old from Marquette, Iowa, was accused of killing 23-year-old Shannon Fischer in Prairie du Chien after he thought she stole his meth and then stuffing her body in the trash in December 2006. In October 2010, Burroughs went to police and confessed that he strangled Fischer nearly four years earlier.

Her body has never been found.