The strangest question asked during a Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety meeting came from Republican State Rep. Cody Horlacher (R-Mukwonago).
"Are you in favor of corpse hiders?" Horlacher asked. "Because I'm not."
Horlacher asked his question after State Rep. Fred Kessler, (D-Milwaukee) wondered whether anyone had been sentenced to the 10-year maximum for hiding a corpse. He told Horlacher he did not want people engaged in hiding corpses, but questioned the need for increasing the penalty. The committee was debating Assembly Bill 202, which would ibump the maximum penalty to 12 1/2 years in prison.
The committee recommended adoption on a 11-1 vote.
Gretchen Schuldt is executive director of the Wisconsin Justice Initiative.
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