Willer sentenced in fatal 2009 meth lab fire

Lisa R. Willer, who turned 36 Wednesday, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison — the maximum sentence available — after she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

Willer and Johnathan Tharp, who will turn 36 next Friday, were charged in 2009 with making methamphetamine on Oct. 7, 2009, in a room at Judy’s Cafe and Hotel on The Square in Linn, across the street from the Osage County Courthouse.

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A next-door neighbor — Daniel Mittenburg, 20, Clinton, a Linn State Technical College student — died of smoke inhalation after the mixture caught fire and got out of control.


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