- A 32-year-old Marshfield man avoids any more time in prison after reaching a new plea deal in the death of his girlfriend.
Eric Mayer pleaded no contest Monday to felony murder.
Mayer already served 585 days behind bars for the March 2009 death of 43-year-old Cynthia Tyler.
He was sentenced Monday to time served.
Mayer admitted he slapped Tyler after an argument in the couple's home.
Tyler died the next day of a ruptured artery in her brain.
Mayer initially was sentenced to 10 years in prison but won a bid for a new trial.
The plea deal was arranged after prosecutors discovered that part of Tyler's body was lost during an autopsy.
Mayer was also sentenced to six years and five months on extended supervision.
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