Former Wisconsin dairy princess convicted in 1989 murder released from prison
Updated: 9:25 a.m. July 16, 2019
RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A former Marathon County dairy princess convicted of killing a 21-year-old woman nearly 30 years ago was released from prison Tuesday morning.
Lori Esker received a life sentence in 1990 for killing Lisa Cihaski in the Wausau area.
On Tuesday, the now 50-year-old Esker was released from Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center in Union Grove. Esker will serve the rest of her sentence on supervised parole.
Posted: 9:13 p.m. July 15, 2019
RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A former Wisconsin dairy princess convicted of murdering a friend is set to be released from a Racine County prison on Tuesday.
In 1990, Lori Esker received a life sentence for the killing of Lisa Cihaski, 21, in the Wausau area.
She will serve the rest of the sentence on supervised parole.
Cihaski was a high school friend of Esker's who was engaged to Esker's ex-boyfriend.
Cihaski was found strangled in her car outside a motel where she worked.
Investigators say she was killed with her own belt.
Esker was arrested eight days later.
At the time, Esker was the dairy princess of Marathon County and a student at UW-River Falls.
She's now 50 years old.