Madison man sentenced in 2021 killing
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – The Madison man convicted of killing a woman whose body was discovered two months later learned his fate in a Dane Co. courtroom on Tuesday.
Court records show Gregg Raether was given a 40-year sentence for the first-degree reckless homicide conviction. In September, a jury found Raether, 58, guilty of killing Patricia McCullough approximately two years ago.
In addition to the homicide charge, he was also convicted of charges of possession of a firearm, misappropriating ID information, and multiple counts of unauthorized use of food stamps. His sentences for all charges will run concurrently.
Raether’s conviction stemmed from the July 2021 killing of Patricia McCullough. The Dane Co. Medical Examiner Office determined the 55-year-old McCullough died from strangulation and blunt force trauma.
Her body was not discovered until September, at a home on Deerwood Drive, in Madison, after her daughter asked police to check on her, saying they had not spoken in a couple months and McCullough’s phone appeared to be disconnected, the criminal complaint stated.
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