The key witness in the Christine Rudy murder case pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstructing an officer as part of a plea deal.
Eighteen-year-old Heather Teschler of Merrill was in Clark County Circuit Court yesterday. She agreed to cooperate and provide information in the case against 23-year-old Shaun Rudy of Thorp.
Shaun Rudy faces two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of his wife, Christine, and their unborn child. He’s also charged with mutilating her corpse.
Court records describe Teschler as being romantically involved with Shaun Rudy.
Along with obstructing an officer, she was also charged with a felony of aiding a felon. But, that charge will be dismissed if she fulfills her sentence on the lesser charge and cooperates with authorities.
After entering the plea yesterday, Teschler was sentenced to 271 days in jail and 18 months probation.