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Merrill woman enters insanity pleas in attempted strangulation caseSubmitted: 05/31/2016
MERRILL - A Merrill woman accused of trying to suffocate a man with a plastic bag pleaded insanity Tuesday.

Stacey Hansen, 46, entered "not guilty by mental disease" pleas in Lincoln County court.  She had entered standard not guilty pleas in November.

Prosecutors say Hansen tried to kill 76-year-old Arlo Erickson in a Merrill apartment last fall.

A Merrill police officer used CPR to revive Erickson.  When he woke up in a hospital, Erickson told police what Hansen did to him.


The defense will need a doctor to evaluate Hansen's mental state. A follow-up hearing in June should reveal the doctor's results.

Hansen's jury trial is scheduled for late-July. She faces up to 90 years in prison if found guilty.

Story By: Newswatch 12 News Team

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