Doug Nitek found guilty: What’s next?

Dunn County (WQOW) – Now that the verdicts are in after Doug Nitek’s murder trial, what happens next?

A jury found Nitek guilty of murdering Rusk County Deputy Dan Glaze and guilty of several lesser charges. He was acquitted of 11 other charges.

Related Story: Timeline of events during Nitek Trial

News 18 learned Tuesday night that prosecutors weren’t really expecting convictions on those counts. Nitek’s public defender told News 18 he is satisfied with the verdicts saying, ” I couldn’t ask for much more than that.”

Glaze’s widow Sarah said the past two years since her husband was killed have been a long process and the verdict came as a big relief.

“I didn’t pick this, I was given this, and if I’m given it then I believe that I must be able to get through it, so it’s been faith and support,” Glaze said.

Glaze said ideally she would not want to see Nitek released from prison so he can’t hurt anyone else.

Nitek faces life, plus eight years, when he is sentenced. That will likely happen a month or two from now in Rusk County Court.

He is finishing out his prison sentence from a previous case and is expected to be released next month. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said at that point Nitek will likely be held in the Barron County Jail until he is sentenced on the murder charge.

Clint Berge

Clint Berge

Clint Berge is the Social Media & Digital Content Manager for Eau Claire's Own WQOW News 18. Report any website issues to him at cberge@wqow.com

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