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Wisconsin man sentenced in 2017 strangling death

August 21, 2018

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Kenosha man has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for the killing of a 17-year-old who he met online.

Daniel Tate, 20, was sentenced Monday in the July 2017 strangling death of Olivia Mackay, Kenosha News reported.

Tate’s co-defendant, Jamari Cook, told investigators that Tate arranged to go on a date with Mackay on July 23, 2017. Prosecutors alleged that Tate actually arranged the meeting to steal her car.

“In her last seconds of life, she must have felt such a sense of betrayal,” said District Attorney Michael Graveley.

Tate attempted to sell Mackay’s car online for $500, prosecutors said.

“This is a case of boundless wickedness and unspeakable cruelty,” said Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder before sentencing Tate.

Mackay’s father, Kelly Mackay, said his family was pleased with the sentence. But he said Tate’s refusal to apologize and his lack of remorse made the sentencing harder to endure.

“It was a complete void of emotion,” he said of Tate. “There is just nothing there.”

Tate was convicted in June after Cook testified that Tate strangled Mackay and that they dumped her body in Racine County.

Cook pleaded guilty to hiding a corpse and taking and driving a car without consent. He’s due to be sentenced next month.


Information from: Kenosha News, http://www.kenoshanews.com

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