Wood Co. man convicted of homicide reaches insanity defense plea deal

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WOOD COUNTY (WAOW) – A plea hearing has been set for a 21-year-old man, now in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend’s mother, after he was granted a new insanity-trial, according to online court records.

In March 2018, a judge ruled Miguel Oertel’s defense attorney’s “performance was deficient” during the insanity phase of his previous trial.

In 2016, a jury convicted Oertel of killing Theresa Coates at her Wisconsin Rapids home in August of 2015.

Authorities said he shot Coates after her daughter told him she was ending their relationship. They said he then shot himself in the face.

He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Now, court records indicate a plea deal, scheduled to be revealed during a hearing on February 2.

A sentencing has also been scheduled for April 17.



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