MARINETTE, Wis. - A sentencing hearing for a Crivitz, Wis. man who admitted to killing his ex-girlfriend has been continued.
Richard B. Heyer, 56, appeared in Marinette County Court on Tuesday.
His attorney Jeffrey Jazgar filed a motion to adjourn sentencing, which Judge David Miron granted. Sentencing is now set for Aug. 22.
Heyer previously pleaded no contest to one felony count of first degree intentional homicide.
In Wisconsin, first degree intentional homicide carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
The charge against Heyer stems from an Aug. 26 incident.
Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve reported that deputies responded to a report of a shooting at the Citgo gas station in Wausaukee, Wis.
They discovered the body of 51-year-old Ann M. Schueller of Wausaukee behind the counter. Heyer was located outside the building with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
Sauve said that initial investigation indicated that Heyer and Schueller previously lived together and had a history of domestic violence.