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Lemcke to serve 52 months for wife's death


BENSON -- Andrew Gordon Lemcke, 35, will serve the maximum sentence for second degree manslaughter in the shooting death of his wife.

District Judge Jon Stafsholt sentenced Lemcke to 52 months in prison during a court appearance Monday morning in Benson. It's the maximum possible under state sentencing guidelines in place when Nichole Riley-Lemcke, 26, was fatally shot in their Appleton home on Sept. 12, 2004.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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