Victoria Bear has returned to Hudson and is being held at the St. Croix County Jail. She was released from Taycheedah Correctional Institution, the state's maximum security women's prison in Fond du Lac County earlier this week to Mike O'Keefe of the state probation office in Hudson.
Instead of spending a year or less in county jail, Victoria Bear will now serve five years in prison.
That was the sentence handed down by Judge Eric Lundell Friday afternoon after he vacated the original sentence he gave her just three weeks earlier.
Victoria Bear made her first appearance in St. Croix County criminal court on Thursday to face a charge of homicide by negligent use of a vehicle. Bear, 56, is accused of causing the death of Hudson man Michael Strauch.
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