Ex-husband pleads no contest 
in fatal fire

October 9, 2009

SHAWANO - The Shawano (SHAW'-noh) man charged with setting the fire that killed his ex-wife has pleaded no contest to amended charges.

Prosecutors say Michael Schutt ignited the house fire that took the life of 49-year old Dawn Schutt in August 2008. Her 18-year-old son Zach was also home at the time, he managed to escape with minor injuries.

Schutt pleaded no contest in a plea agreement with prosecutors Wednesday. Sentencing is set for January.


Associated Press