Rochester man pleads guilty of killing Buffalo County woman
Village of Nelson, Wis. (WEAU) - A Rochester man pleaded guilty in the death of a Buffalo County woman, according to Nov 8. Court documents.
49-year-old Randall Merrick was charged in 2020 in the death of Beth Johnson.
A few months after her disappearance, Johnson’s son received a receipt from her debit card signed by Merrick.
In 2018, a K9 found human remains near Johnson’s home in the Village of Nelson.
A witness told police that Merrick had admitted to killing Johnson.
Merrick was initially charged with intentional homicide. He pleaded guilty to an amended charge of 1st degree reckless homicide.
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