A Conrath man found guilty by a jury in the shooting death of a Rusk County sheriff’s deputy will be sentenced on Wednesday, Dec. 19. The sentencing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in the Rusk County Courthouse.

A jury last month found Doug Nitek, 46, guilty of the major charge of first-degree intentional homicide.

Nitek was originally charged with 31 counts in the shooting death of Rusk County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Glaze Jr., 33, on Oct. 29, 2016. After numerous counts were dismissed during the week-long trial, Nitek ended up facing only 17 counts. He was found guilty of six crimes and not guilty of 11 others.

In addition to the guilty verdict on the count of first-degree intentional homicide, Nitek was also found guilty on counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of THC, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of criminal damage to property while armed with a dangerous weapon.

He was found not guilty of two counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide while armed with a dangerous weapon and nine counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety while armed with a dangerous weapon.

He faces life in prison on just the murder conviction with the maximum allowed imprisonment to be increased by not more than five years on the modifier of use of a dangerous weapon. A presentence investigation was ordered following the trial. Nitek is being held in the Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun.

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