Wisconsin Rapids man gets life in 2008 homicide

Wisconsin Rapids man gets life in 2008 homicide

A 55-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury convicted him of killing his daughter’s ex-boyfriend.

Jurors deliberated for less than two hours Thursday before finding Joseph Reinwand guilty of first-degree intentional homicide.

Wood County Judge Greg Potter sentenced Reinwand to life in prison with no eligibility for extended supervision.

Reinwand was charged in the 2008 shooting death of 35-year-old Dale Meister. Reinwand decided not to take the stand Wednesday in his own defense.

The Daily Tribune Media reports the prosecution portrayed Reinwand as manipulative, controlling and deceptive.

In closing arguments, one of Reinwand’s public defenders pointed out inconsistences in the prosecution’s theories.

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