Still Missing WI - Krista Sypher, 44, Plover, 13 March 2017 *arrest*

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    Ex-girlfriend, officer who searched landfill testify in Jason Sypher homicide trial

    STEVENS POINT - Police searching for a missing woman in the Cranberry Creek Landfill in June 2018 were likely looking in the wrong place, according to testimony from a Plover police officer during the homicide trial of the missing woman's husband.
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    Diana Reuter, a route manager for Waste Management in Mosinee, testified Wednesday that she watched a video of the Mosinee transfer site of garbage brought from a dumpster on Wilson Avenue in Plover on March 20, which was about a week after Krista Sypher was lastInformation from the GPS in Krista Sypher's Chevy Cruze, which Jason Sypher was driving, showed it stopped for about eight seconds at the Wilson Avenue dumpster, Tracy testified when he took the witness stand Wednesday. Tracy said the video from the transfer site showed a garbage bag that was big enough to hold a body fall from the truck that had picked up the Wilson Avenue garbage.
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    Information from the GPS in Krista Sypher's Chevy Cruze, which Jason Sypher was driving, showed it stopped for about eight seconds at the Wilson Avenue dumpster, Tracy testified when he took the witness stand Wednesday. Tracy said the video from the transfer site showed a garbage bag that was big enough to hold a body fall from the truck that had picked up the Wilson Avenue garbage.
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    A woman who was Jason Sypher's girlfriend in Illinois in 2008 and 2009 testified Wednesday about their relationship. The woman said she and her sister met Jason Sypher on the patio of a bar and grill in Illinois in 2008. The woman said Jason Sypher did not tell her that he was married and did not mention that he had children.
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    Krista Sypher's mother, Kathy Kellerman, took the stand Wednesday afternoon. Krista Sypher changed during the last year or so before she disappeared, Kellerman said. Krista Sypher went to the gym all the time, went tanning, began dressing better and wanted to have a tattoo removed, Kellerman said.
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    When asked by Chelsie Thuecks, defense attorney, whether she thought Krista Sypher was still alive, Assistant Attorney General Annie Jay objected. Portage County Circuit Judge Thomas Eagon sided with the prosecutor, but Kellerman answered yes to the question anyway. Eagon ordered the jury to ignore the answer.
     
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    Friday, October 18th:
    *Trial continues (Day 5) (@ 8:30am ET) – WI - Krista Marie Sypher (44) (March 13, 2017, Plover, not found) – *Jason Sypher (44) (DH) arrested (8/24/18) & charged (8/27/18) with 1st degree intentional homicide & hiding a corpse. Plead not guilty. $1M cash bond.
    Bond conditions require him to have no unsupervised contact with his children and no contact with Krista Sypher's family. He is also prohibited from applying for a passport, leaving Wisconsin and owning or possessing a dangerous weapon. 3/31/18: Charged after K9 dogs detect human remains in his truck, bedroom, bath room drain & on laundered clothes in washing machine. Did not report her missing until 3/20/18.
    Court information from 3/31/18 thru 5/24/19 reference post #129 here:
    Still Missing - WI - Krista Sypher, 44, Plover, 13 March 2017 *arrest*

    Trial started on 10/14/19. Should last 2 weeks to 10/25.
    10/14/19 Day 1: Jury Selection done. Opening statements by both sides. State witnesses: Police (no names given in article). Jacob Lorbecki (Krista’s son from 1st marriage). No further info available. Trial continues on 10/15.
    10/15/19 Day 2: State witnesses: Bonnie Fries, an FBI child interview expert, talked with both of Jason and Krista Sypher's daughters in November 2017, about eight months after their mother's disappearance. Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General Annie Jay played the video of the two girls' interviews. Krista's older daughter. Michael Sayner (former manager of The Store (re cameras on dumpster). Plover Police Sgt. Michael Tracy. Cynthia Murphy, president of Gilware Digital Forensics. Corissa Wobler, an identification expert at the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory. No info available yet. Trial continues on 10/16.
    10/16/19 Day 3: Diana Reuter, a route manager for Waste Management in Mosinee. Plover Police Sgt. Michael Tracy. An Illinois woman (Jason's GF-no name given). Kathy Kellerman (Krista's mother). Trial continues on 10/17.
    10/17/19 Day 4: No info available yet. Trial continues on 10/18.

     
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    Detective says he suspected Krista Sypher case was a homicide within days of disappearance

    STEVENS POINT - A Plover detective became suspicious that the Krista Sypher missing person case could be a homicide case within days of her husband reporting her missing, according to testimony Thursday.
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    By March 27, police suspected the missing person case could be a homicide, Plover Police Detective-Sgt. Brian Noel said during testimony Thursday at the fourth day of Jason Sypher's trial. Police had learned through GPS data that Jason Sypher had taken odd routes through the Plover area the day his wife went missing, Noel said. Jason Sypher went to Menard's to buy industrial-sized garbage bags, and there were problems with some of his statements, such as where Krista Sypher went March 13 and where Jason Sypher said he went.
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    Noel stopped a garbage truck after they went to the Syphers' Hoffman Drive home. Noel asked the driver to bring the Syphers' next garbage pickup to the detective. The driver brought Noel three white garbage bags that Jason Sypher had left by the curb on the next garbage day after police visited the home March 22.

    Noel showed the jury items from the garbage bags on Thursday. They contained sweatshirts and other clothing that appeared to have belonged to Krista Sypher. The pocket of one sweatshirt had $49 in it, Noel said. One of the bags also held three unopened bottles of wine.
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    Noel took a break from testimony Thursday afternoon when Kryshak asked to bring in an expert on cadaver dogs. Andy Falco Jimenez appeared from California by teleconference.

    Jimenez has written several books on dogs, including one called "Dog Sniff Evidence," Kryshak said. Jimenez, a former police officer, said he didn't know for sure how many times he had testified as an expert witness because he did many before he realized his expertise would be in demand for trials, he said.





    another article - not much there - but thought I'd post it anyway.
    Det. says Jason Sypher visited multiple dumpsters after Krista's disappearance
     
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    Sypher Trial: Several witnesses still scheduled to testify next week

    PORTAGE COUNTY, Wis. (WSAW) -- The trial of a Plover man accused of killing his wife and hiding her body will continue into next week.
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    On Friday the court learned more about a search that was conducted by a K9 at the Sypher home. The dog alerted in several areas of the home for the smell of human remains. The defense questioned the dogs training.

    On Monday the jury will return to the court to hear from several more witnesses.
     
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    Here's an article about Friday's trial:

    Handler testifies that dog smelled human remains in homicide suspect Jason Sypher's house


    STEVENS POINT - A dog trained to detect the smell decomposing human remains provided definite indications of a dead body having been in the home and pickup of a man charged with killing his wife, the dog's handler said during testimony Friday.

    Madison Police Officer Jason Baumgart and his cadaver dog, Crosby, searched Jason Sypher's Hoffman Drive home on March 31, 2017. Baumgart has been training Crosby to recognize the smell of human remains since 2014 and received certification from the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association in 2017, Baumgart said during the fifth day of the Jason Sypher homicide trial.
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    Baumgart said Crosby is 97 percent accurate. The team is part of Canine Search Solutions, a nonprofit search group headed by a Madison police officer.
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    Baumgart said Crosby is 97 percent accurate. The team is part of Canine Search Solutions, a nonprofit search group headed by a Madison police officer.
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    Defense Attorney Gary Kryshak put Jason Sypher's former wife, Tammy Sypher, on the stand Friday afternoon. In her brief appearance, Tammy Sypher said her former husband liked to drink and could get angry when he drank, but he never hit her.
     
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    I really wish this trial was being aired on TV. Murder trials without a body don't happen often.
     
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    Monday, October 21st:
    *Trial continues (Day 6) (@ 8:30am ET) – WI - Krista Marie Sypher (44) (March 13, 2017, Plover, not found) – *Jason Sypher (44) (DH) arrested (8/24/18) & charged (8/27/18) with 1st degree intentional homicide & hiding a corpse. Plead not guilty. $1M cash bond.
    Bond conditions require him to have no unsupervised contact with his children and no contact with Krista Sypher's family. He is also prohibited from applying for a passport, leaving Wisconsin and owning or possessing a dangerous weapon. 3/31/18: Charged after K9 dogs detect human remains in his truck, bedroom, bath room drain & on laundered clothes in washing machine. Did not report her missing until 3/20/18.
    Court information & trial from 3/31/18 thru 10/16/19 reference post #142 here:
    Still Missing - WI - Krista Sypher, 44, Plover, 13 March 2017 *arrest*

    Trial began on 10/14/19. Should last 2 weeks to 10/25.
    10/17/19 Day 4: State witnesses: Plover Police Detective-Sgt. Brian Noel. Andy Falco Jimenez (expert on cadaver dogs) appeared from California by teleconference. No other info available yet. Trial continues on 10/18.
    10/18/19 Day 5: State witnesses: Madison Police Officer (K-9 handler) Jason Baumgart & his cadaver dog, Crosby. Tammy Sypher (Jason's former wife). Trial continues on Monday, 10/21.
     
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    Tuesday, October 22nd:
    *Trial continues (Day 7) (@ 8:30am ET) – WI - Krista Marie Sypher (44) (March 13, 2017, Plover, not found) – *Jason Sypher (44) (DH) arrested (8/24/18) & charged (8/27/18) with 1st degree intentional homicide & hiding a corpse. Plead not guilty. $1M cash bond.
    Bond conditions require him to have no unsupervised contact with his children and no contact with Krista Sypher's family. He is also prohibited from applying for a passport, leaving Wisconsin and owning or possessing a dangerous weapon. 3/31/18: Charged after K9 dogs detect human remains in his truck, bedroom, bath room drain & on laundered clothes in washing machine. Did not report her missing until 3/20/18.
    Court information & trial from 3/31/18 thru 10/16/19 reference post #142 here:
    Still Missing - WI - Krista Sypher, 44, Plover, 13 March 2017 *arrest*

    Trial began on 10/14/19. Should last 2 weeks to 10/25.
    10/17/19 Day 4: State witnesses: Plover Police Detective-Sgt. Brian Noel. Andy Falco Jimenez (expert on cadaver dogs) appeared from California by teleconference. No other info available yet. Trial continues on 10/18.
    10/18/19 Day 5: State witnesses: Madison Police Officer (K-9 handler) Jason Baumgart & his cadaver dog, Crosby. Tammy Sypher (Jason's former wife). Trial continues on Monday, 10/21. No other info available yet.
    10/21/19 Day 6: No information yet. Trial continues on 10/22.
     
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    Ah - here we go - yesterday's trial....

    Jason Sypher trial: Missing Plover woman's father supports man charged with killing his daughter


    STEVENS POINT - Krista Sypher's father said he sides with the son-in-law accused of murdering his daughter and dumping her body, right up to tying the man's neckties during his homicide trial.

    Taking the stand on the sixth day of the trial Monday, Richard Kellerman said his daughter was a chronic liar who cheated on her husband, Jason Sypher, before she went missing in March 2017.
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    He said he's spoken with Jason Sypher almost every day since Krista's disappearance, including during a call just before the homicide trial started Oct. 14. The trial in Portage County Circuit Court is scheduled to last through this week. Sypher has been in the Portage County Jail on a $1 million bond since his arrest last year.
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    Krista Sypher's friend, Amber Haferman, of Plover, also took the stand Monday but told a different version of events leading up to her friend's disappearance.

    Krista sent her a text message showing photos of bruises she said she received from her husband, Haferman said. Krista said Sypher put his hands around her throat and choked her, and would hold her down and smash her cellphone, Haferman told the jury.



    her father sounds like a jerk.... :confused:
     
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    Maybe he sees part of himself in his son in law, and he’s probably in extreme denial at this point. Really heartbreaking that he’s not on the correct side of justice...
     
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    Wednesday, October 23rd:
    *Trial continues (Day 8) (@ 8:30am ET) – WI - Krista Marie Sypher (44) (March 13, 2017, Plover, not found) – *Jason Sypher (44) (DH) arrested (8/24/18) & charged (8/27/18) with 1st degree intentional homicide & hiding a corpse. Plead not guilty. $1M cash bond.
    Bond conditions require him to have no unsupervised contact with his children and no contact with Krista Sypher's family. He is also prohibited from applying for a passport, leaving Wisconsin and owning or possessing a dangerous weapon. 3/31/18: Charged after K9 dogs detect human remains in his truck, bedroom, bath room drain & on laundered clothes in washing machine. Did not report her missing until 3/20/18.
    Court information & trial from 3/31/18 thru 10/16/19 reference post #142 here:
    Still Missing - WI - Krista Sypher, 44, Plover, 13 March 2017 *arrest*

    Trial began on 10/14/19. Should last 2 weeks to 10/25.
    10/17/19 Day 4: State witnesses: Plover Police Detective-Sgt. Brian Noel. Andy Falco Jimenez (expert on cadaver dogs) appeared from California by teleconference. No other info available yet. Trial continues on 10/18.
    10/18/19 Day 5: State witnesses: Madison Police Officer (K-9 handler) Jason Baumgart & his cadaver dog, Crosby. Tammy Sypher (Jason's former wife). Trial continues on Monday, 10/21. No other info available yet.
    10/21/19 Day 6: State witnesses: Richard Kellerman (Krista's father). Amber Haferman (Krista's friend). No other information yet. Trial continues on 10/22.
    10/22/19 Day 7: No information available yet. Trial continues on 10/23.

     
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    Ex-boyfriend, Ex-husband of Krista Sypher testify in 7th day of Jason Sypher trial

    STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) -- Two men investigators said had relationships with a woman missing and presumed dead, took the stand Tuesday to testify in the seventh day of the Jason Sypher trial.
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    Krista’s boyfriend testified he loved Krista, but their relationship began while she was still married to Jason. He said Krista called his home her ‘safe place’. He also said Krista told him if she went missing they should look for her in a swamp or a pipeline. Also saying Jason should be investigated.
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    Krista's ex-husband was also called to the stand. He said Krista was cheating on him with Jason Sypher while they were married. They divorced in 2003.



    Here's a better article with at least their names! And a bit more on "what" was said on the stand.

    Trial testimony: Krista Sypher said if she went missing, husband would be prime suspect


    STEVENS POINT - A Plover woman who hasn't been seen since March 2017 once told her former boyfriend that he should investigate her husband if she ever went missing, the man testified Tuesday in her spouse's homicide trial.

    Corey Kitowski took the stand in the seventh day of Jason Sypher's two-week trial. Sypher, 44, is charged with killing his wife, Krista, who was 44 when she was last seen on March 13, 2017. Sypher reported Krista missing on March 20, 2017. She has never been found.
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    One of the friends who was there that night, Jesse Luth, also took the stand on Tuesday. Luth said things became uncomfortable in the tavern and they decided to leave, but Jason Sypher was outside in Krista's car and refused to let her drive.
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    Wisconsin Assisted Attorney General Annie Jay and Portage County District Attorney Louis Molepske finished presenting their case on Tuesday afternoon. Defense Attorney Gary Kryshak started putting on his witnesses next, including Jason Sypher's brother.


    hmm.... the article above doesn't mention anything about Krista's ex husband being on the stand.... ??
     
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    I'm getting this message from your link:

    Page Not Found
    The request page cannot be found. It has either been moved or is no longer available.

    Can you tell us "what happened" yesterday??!!
    TIA! :)

    Edited to add: NEVER MIND! I found an article.... will post.
     
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    Jury finds missing Plover woman's husband guilty of her homicide


    STEVENS POINT - It took a jury less than two hours to find Jason Sypher guilty of killing his wife, Krista, who went missing more than two years ago and has never been found.

    Jason Sypher, 44, of Plover, decided not to take the stand Wednesday morning in his own defense. Instead, Wisconsin Assistant Attorney Annie Jay and defense attorney Gary Kryshak gave closing arguments.

    The jury began deliberating just before noon Wednesday and announced they had a verdict shortly after 1:30 p.m. The courtroom, which had few observers during the eight-day trial, was full when Portage County Circuit Judge Thomas Eagon announced the jury's verdict. The jury found Jason Sypher guilty of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of his wife, Krista, 44. They also found him guilty of hiding Krista's corpse.
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    Jason Sypher faces a maximum of life in prison. Eagon will decide whether he will be eligible for parole and, if so, at what point in his sentence. Eagon did not schedule a sentencing date on Wednesday. The attorneys plan to meet with the judge Monday to determine if a presentence investigation is needed.
     
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    Update in red.

    Wednesday, October 23rd:
    *Trial continues (Day 8)-VERDICT REACHED! (@ 8:30am ET) – WI - Krista Marie Sypher (44) (March 13, 2017, Plover, not found) – *Jason Sypher (44) (DH) arrested (8/24/18) & charged (8/27/18) with 1st degree intentional homicide & hiding a corpse. Plead not guilty. $1M cash bond.
    Bond conditions require him to have no unsupervised contact with his children and no contact with Krista Sypher's family. He is also prohibited from applying for a passport, leaving Wisconsin and owning or possessing a dangerous weapon. 3/31/18: Charged after K9 dogs detect human remains in his truck, bedroom, bath room drain & on laundered clothes in washing machine. Did not report her missing until 3/20/18.
    Court information & trial from 3/31/18 thru 10/21/19 reference post #151 here:
    Still Missing - WI - Krista Sypher, 44, Plover, 13 March 2017 *arrest*

    Trial began on 10/14/19. Should last 2 weeks to 10/25. Trial ended on 10/23/19.
    10/22/19 Day 7: State witnesses: Corey Kitowski (ex-BF). Jesse Luth (Krista's friend). Christopher Lorbecki (Krist'as ex husband). State rests theirs case. Defense witness: Krista's brother (no name given). No information available yet. Trial continues on 10/23.
    10/23/19 Day 8: Defense witnesses: Jeremy Symonds (Jason Sypher's brother). Jason will not testify. Defense rests. Closing arguments done. The jury began deliberating just before noon Wednesday & announced they had a verdict shortly after 1:30 p.m. The jury found Sypher guilty of first-degree intentional homicide and also found him guilty of hiding Krista's corpse. Sypher faces a maximum of life in prison. Eagon will decide whether he will be eligible for parole and, if so, at what point in his sentence. Eagon did not schedule a sentencing date on Wednesday. The attorneys plan to meet with the judge Monday (10/28) to determine if a presentence investigation is needed.
     
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    and from the court site:

    10-23-2019 Verdict Eagon, Thomas B. Sosnowski, Cathy
    Additional text:
    Defendant Jason Sypher in court with Attorney (Atty) Gary Kryshak and Atty Chelsie A. Thuecks. Prosecuting Assistant Attorney General Annie Jay and District Attorney Louis Molepske appeared for the State of Wisconsin. 01:42 p.m. The Court is back on the record and the Court states it understands that the Jury has reached a verdict. The Court addresses parties and the gallery regarding behavior. AAG Annie Jay and Atty Kryshak advise the Court that they have nothing for the record before the Jury returns. 01:45 The record reflects all 12 jurors have returned to the Courtroom. The intstructions are handed to the Bailiff and the Court reviews the forms. 01:46 GUILTY as charged in Count 1. GUILTY as charged in Count 2. 01:47 p.m. Atty Kryshak requests the Jury be polled. All jurors are polled and indicate it is their verdict. The Court asks Jurors to raise their hand if it is their verdict in both Counts. 01:48 All 12 Jurors raise their hand. The Court addresses the Jurors. 01:50 p.m. all Jurors have left the Courtroom. AAG Annie Jay asks the Court for judgment on both verdicts. BY THE COURT: Bond is revoked, judgment granted on both verdicts. The Court questions if a PSI will need to be done. AAG Annie Jay does not feel one is necessary. Atty Kryshak would like to discuss it with his client. The Court tentatively sets the matter for sentencing. BY THE COURT: Telephone conference for Monday, October 28 at 11:00 a.m. Atty Kryshak advises he may be able to appear in person. AAG moves to seal Exhibit P#68 Atty Kryshak has no objections. BY THE COURT: Exhibit P#68 to be sealed until further order of the Court. 01:55 p.m. Matter is concluded.

    link: Wisconsin Circuit Court Access
     
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    Looks like he'll spend his 46th birthday in jail on Oct. 27th....
     
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    Don't usually follow the trial portions, what does this mean, from the above article?

     
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    Pre-Sentence Investigation
    A PSI (Pre-Sentence Investigation report) is a report written by an employee of the Department of Corrections (usually a probation agent) which gives the judge a great deal of information about the case and the defendant so that the judge...

    A pre-sentence report is intended to give the sentencing court some understanding as to why you committed the offence, how you feel about it now, and what your background, family and work circumstances are. Using this information, the court will decide the most appropriate sentence to give you.
     
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