MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Todd County man is pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of his fiancée nearly a year ago.

According to the criminal complaint, 35-year-old Lacey Kuschel was shot in the back and killed as she held 5-month-old daughter, Aspen. The shooting happened at 2 a.m. on Feb. 25, 2017, in rural Todd County.

tyler slagerman Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Shooting Of His Fiancée

Tyler Slagerman (credit: Todd County Sheriff’s Office)

Kuschel’s fiancé, 32-year-old Tyler Slagerman, was charged with one county of second-degree manslaughter and one count of child endangerment in the death, which he argued was accidental.

According to court filings, prosecutors and Slagerman’s attorney reached a plea agreement Tuesday. Slagerman is pleading guilty to the manslaughter charge, while prosecutors drop the child endangerment charge.

He’ll serve up to year year in county jail, eligible for work release, and may be allowed to see his daughter under court-appointed supervision, according to the plea agreement.

  1. Angela Rhode says:

    WCCO you need to correct your report. The Judge has withheld his decision until June so he can review the letters he has received from several people opposing the plea agreement. There are many comments and statements in those letters about how poorly Todd County has handled this case.

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