Jason Sypher murder trial slated for June
By Joe Bachman
STEVENS POINT — Jason Sypher, the 45-year-old man who is accused of murdering his wife and hiding her body, will face a jury on June 24.
During Sypher’s pre-trial conference, it was decided that an eight-day trial will begin on June 24.
Sypher was arrested on Aug. 23 for charges of first-degree homicide, including hiding a corpse. Krista Sypher went missing on March 13, 2017. Her body has yet to be recovered. These charges are based on evidence tying Jason to the crime through multiple facets of probable cause.
Initial evidence for Jason’s arrest include buying 39 gallon garbage bags the night of her disappearance, as well as traces of human remains that were detected in various spots around the Sypher residence and Jason’s truck via K-9 unit. Video evidence also shows Jason stopping at local gas station dumpsters shortly after Krista’s disappearance. The contents of those same dumpsters were transferred to a Mosinee facility, where authorities viewed video evidence of a large bag in shape of a body disposed from the truck.
Investigators used the GPS tracking of Jason’s movements, as well as prior evidence as reason enough to move to trial.
If convicted, Sypher faces life in prison. He is currently being held on a $750,000 bond.