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Suspect sentenced for role in Mazomanie man's death

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A former Army officer has been sentenced for her connection to the 2012 death of a Mazomanie man who had autism.

Shannon Remus, 27, was charged with hiding a corpse and two counts of obstructing an officer. Her husband, Jeffrey Vogelsberg, is accused of killing his half brother Matthew Graville and burying his body in the woods.

Authorities say Remus helped hide Graville's body, and obstructed officers during their investigation of the case. She was taken into custody in February 2013

Remus reached a plea deal with prosecutors and will spend a total of nine months in jail, including the seven months she's already served; along with two years of probation. As part of the agreement, she was not convicted on the charge of hiding a corpse.

Graville's mother spoke after the judge ruled to accept the plea, saying she's not happy with the punishment.

"What about what Matt went through?" says Vicki Graville. "I wish you guys could sit and think about how I feel and how he felt all the years of torture."
 
Remus tearfully spoke next, offering an apology.
 
"I was scared and weak so I chose to stay quiet," Remus told the court. "I know now that I couldn't have helped Matt when I was told about his passing, but I could have helped the family by telling someone so they didn't have to go through four months of wondering."
 
Graville was initially reported missing by family members in summer 2012. Authorities found his body in November, frozen and buried. Officials believe he was physically and mentally tortured by Vogelsberg.

Vogelsberg is scheduled to go to trial in late October, on charges of first degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse.
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