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Price County man sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing wifeSubmitted: 10/30/2014

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PHILLIPS - A 47-year-old Price County man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for murdering his wife. The murder happened just two weeks after William Rambo was charged with domestic abuse.

He could get released on extended supervision after serving his prison sentence. A judge will decide that after he serves that time.

It started August 22, 2013 in Park Falls. William Rambo and his wife Dawn had been arguing at their home at 284 2nd Street North. According to the criminal complaint, Dawn made William leave the house to settle down. He said they got into an altercation when he got back.


"Honestly at this point, I don't know if Mr. Rambo quite even knows exactly what happened," Rambo's Defense Attorney Justin Wolff said.

Police believe that's because William Rambo was intoxicated. He had a blood-alcohol-level of .312 when he was arrested. He was also using prescription drugs for his back pain.

"Somehow things got out of control and a very bad thing happened as a result of that," William Rambo said.

Dawn Rambo was stabbed multiple times in the neck during the altercation.

Police found her at a home down the street. According to the criminal complaint, officers asked Dawn what happened. She tried to speak, but only a large amount of blood came out of her mouth. Officers immediately drove her to Flambeau Hospital in Park Fall where she was pronounced dead.

William Rambo says he wishes the whole thing didn't happened. He says he thinks about the mistake every day.

"I hope for my son and everyone that's affected by the tragedy, that I hope within yourself you can find some peace," Rambo said.

The Rambo's young son didn't see the stabbing, but he was one of the reasons William Rambo will have a chance to get out of prison on extended supervision.
"And he is going to have children himself, and grandchildren that he may want to have reconciliation with his father," Judge Ann Knox-Bauer said.

Other factors included the a post-sentencing report showing William Rambo had a small risk of re-offending, and that he would be older than 70-years-old when he could get out of prison on extended supervision.

William Rambo also accepted an Alford plea deal in the case. That's a complex legal move that lets Rambo maintain his innocence because he wanted to argue that he didn't intend to kill his wife. It has the same legal effect as a plea deal.

Rambo also pled guilty to two charges related to the domestic abuse case. That case was filed the same day Dawn Rambo was killed.

He will get taken to Dodge County Detention Facility where he will serve out his sentence.


Story By: Adam Fox

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