On Thursday, Jan. 23, Kyle Monahan, Shullsburg, appeared in Lafayette County Circuit Court for sentencing on the matter of his conviction of Homicide by Intoxicated Use of Vehicle.
Monahan’s conviction stems from a 2011 accident during which Monahan, by intoxicated use of a vehicle caused the death of Rebecca Cushman.
Monahan was convicted by a Lafayette County jury on Oct. 8, 2013.
At the sentencing hearing, Michele Cushman, the mother of Rebecca Cushman, provided victim impact statements to the court. After hearing arguments from the state and the defense, as well as the victim impact statements, Judge William Johnston sentenced Monahan to 20 years in the Wisconsin State Prison System, which will be served as 10 years of Initial Confinement and 10 years of Extended Supervision, during which Monahan will be required to abide by several stipulations including complete sobriety among others.
Assistant Attorney General Tara Jenswold assisted Lafayette County District Attorney Katherine Findley in the prosecution of this case. The case was investigated by the Wisconsin State Patrol’s Technical Reconstruction Unit, with assistance from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and the Shullsburg Police Department. Victim Services were provided by the Lafayette County District Attorney’s Office.