Man sentenced, fined for involuntary manslaughter in June 5, 2011, boating death
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Kristopher Zaugg, 28, has been sentenced to 30 months probation with credit for 276 days time served and assessed a fine of $10,000 for the offense of involuntary manslaughter. Zaugg pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter Jan. 27.
June 5, 2011, the defendant, along with the victim Casey Sheets, were boating on the Rock River. During the course of the day, the defendant pushed the victim into the river.
Although the defendant had been immediately informed the victim could not swim, he left the scene and the victim did not resurface. The victim was later found dead and the cause of death was determined to be a drowning.
Involuntary manslaughter has a sentencing range of two to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections or probation.
Posted March 7, 2012
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