Mauston - It's two years in prison for the leader of a religious order charged with hiding the body of an elderly follower on a toilet for weeks.
A Juneau County judge handed the sentence down to 59-year-old Alan Bushey on Wednesday. Juneau County District Attorney Scott Southworth says Bushey kept 90-year-old Magdeline Alvina MIddlesworth in Tammy Lewis' bathroom so he could keep collecting her Social Security payments.
Judge John Roemer says Bushey's actions had a negative effect on Lewis' two young children. He also said Bushey denied Middlesworth a proper burial.
Bushey was also sentenced to three years of extended supervision.
Juneau County District Attorney Scott Southworth says 59-year-old Alan Bushey kept 90-year-old Magdeline Alvina Middlesworth in Tammy Lewis' bathroom for two months so he could keep collecting her Social Security checks. On Wednesday in court, he called Bushey "warped."
Bushey's attorney Thomas Steinman says Bushey honestly believed God would bring Middlesworth back from the dead. He suggested Bushey get three years probation.