Man expected to get prison in wife's slaying - WNEM TV 5

Isabella County man expected to get prison in wife's slaying

Jason Lantz Fish Jason Lantz Fish
Stephanie Rochelle Fish (L) Stephanie Rochelle Fish (L)

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - A 35-year-old Isabella County man whose 4-year-old son was the subject of an Amber Alert in November is expected to be sent to prison for at least 35 years in the slaying of his estranged wife.

The Morning Sun reports Jason Fish of Lake Isabella pleaded no contest Thursday in a Mount Pleasant courtroom to second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Stephanie Fish.

A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing.

Defense lawyer Ann McLellan says Fish entered the plea because of potential civil liability in the case.

Sentencing was set for May 8.

Fish's body was found hidden at the couple's home in Sherman Township. The child was found safe with Jason Fish in Genesee County during a traffic stop.

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