MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Brookfield man convicted of killing his girlfriend.
Brandon Mueller is serving a life sentence for the 2009 murder of Renee Redmer.
He was convicted of killing her, burning the remains and stuffing them under the ice of Lake Winnebago.
Mueller appealed, arguing his attorney was ineffective for not presenting the option of pleading guilty or no contest to the mutilation charge to improve his odds of convincing the jury that Redmer's killing was not intentional.
WLUK-TV reports the appeals court rejected that argument Wednesday.
During his trial, Mueller said he wrapped his hands around Redmer's neck because she got angry after he flushed her drugs down the toilet.
Mueller denied causing her death but admitted to burning her body in a barrel.
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