Zimmerman to be sentenced
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – A Unity man convicted of double homicide in Marathon County Court will be sentenced today, March 15.
Tyler Zimmerman, 27, was charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide, one count of attempted first degree intentional homicide, and three counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety, in the death of his fiancé – 21-year-old Cierra Hardrath – and 25-year-old Duane Lopez, Jr., at a home in Abbotsford. Zimmerman also shot 18-year-old Megan Dupee, who was transported to the Marshfield Medical Center with non life-threatening gunshot wounds.
During a Dec. 19 plea hearing, Zimmerman pleaded guilty to both counts of intentional homicide. In a plea agreement, a charge of attempted first degree intentional homicide and three counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety were dismissed, but read into record and can be used at sentencing.
Zimmerman has been held in the Marathon County Jail on a $1 million bond since January.
The double homicide charges come with a mandatory life sentence. Parole eligibility will be discussed at 1:30 p.m. today.