User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


63° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Ericsson Sentenced To Life In Prison

June 15, 2012, 9:28 AM by Ben Dunsmoor
Updated: June 15, 2012, 12:13 PM

Ericsson Sentenced To Life In Prison
Carl Ericsson

MADISON, SD -

A Watertown man who pleaded guilty but mentally ill to fatally shooting his former classmate will spend the rest of his life in prison.

73-year-old Carl Ericsson was given a mandatory life prison sentence Friday morning in Madison.  Ericsson admitted to the January killing of retired Madison High School teacher and track coach Norman Johnson last month.

On Friday in court, he did apologize to Johnson's widow and said that he wishes he could turn the clock back.

Johnson's daughters also spoke before Ericsson was sentenced, saying that they still deeply miss their dad, especially this weekend with Father's Day.

"It was particularly moving today to see Norm Johnson's daughters take the stand and express their feelings, which of course are indescribable but we can still feel that emotion and the loss," Lake County State's Attorney Ken Meyer said.

Ericsson says he killed Johnson because of a decades old grudge that dates back to high school.  Meyer said the incident involved Ericsson having a jock strap placed on his head when he was the student manager of a sports team.

Previous Story

Next Story


RELATED STORIES


Sponsored

 


You may also like

Two State Penitentiary Inmates On Escape Status

6/26/2015 7:22 PM

Two minimum-security inmates have been placed on escape status Friday.

Full Story
9-Year-Old Girl Drowns in Lake Oahe

6/28/2015 8:06 PM

A nine-year-old drowned in Lake Oahe Sunday afternoon near Selby.

Full Story
Mitchell Teen Dies In Rollover Crash

6/25/2015 7:10 PM

A 14-year-old boy has died after a single-vehicle crash outside of Mitchell Thursday.

Full Story
Man Dies After Attempting To Swim Across Dam

6/26/2015 11:05 AM

At around 10 p.m. Thursday, Flandreau Police said Kenneth Bursheim jumped in and tried to swim across the lower dam.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Drug Bust Suspects Arrested Again

6/25/2015 11:11 AM

Police say Dylan Nichols went into an apartment near East 6th St. and Chicago Ave. on Wednesday afternoon, armed with a gun.

Full Story


Events