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Guilty plea

Bruce Burnside, former bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless homicide and first-offense drunken driving in the April 7, 2013, death of Maureen Mengelt, the Wisconsin State Journal of Madison reported. Five other charges were dropped in exchange for the guilty plea. Second-degree reckless homicide carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision. Sentencing was set for later this summer.


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