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Wis. man pleads no contest after crash kills boy


ELKHORN (AP) -- An Elkhorn man has been convicted of causing a vehicle crash that killed a 9-year-old boy.

Thirty-three-year-old Jeremy C. Dees pleaded no contest Friday to three charges originating from the November crash. Dees says he didn't want to put the family of Carter Dorwin through the agony of a jury trial.

Dees entered the pleas against the advice of his defense attorney, who would have preferred his client reach a plea agreement that could help him get a lighter sentence.

Walworth County prosecutor Phillip Koss now has the option of seeking the maximum sentence -- five years in prison plus five years of extended supervision.

Koss says he'll wait to review the pre-sentence report before deciding what penalty to seek.

The Janesville Gazette says Dees will be sentenced April 7.

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