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Marshfield man gets 6-year sentence for punching pregnant woman


WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WKOW) -- A Marshfield man convicted of dousing a pregnant woman with gasoline and punching her in the stomach several times has received a six-year prison sentence.

The Daily Tribune reports Tyler Ress, 24, is already serving time in the Waupun Correctional Institute on unrelated charges, and this six-year sentence will begin after his current sentence ends in two to three years.

A jury convicted Ress of assaulting the woman during an incident in September of 2012. Court records show he poured gasoline on her before holding a lighter close and threatening to set her on fire, then punched her repeatedly in the abdomen while telling her he wanted her to miscarry.

"You're a nightmare," Wood County Judge Nicholas Brazeau Jr. told Ress at Tuesday's sentencing hearing.

He was convicted of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, strangulation and false imprisonment, all as a domestic-abuse incident and repeat offender.

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