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Moss Sentenced to prison for hiding corpse in La Crosse park

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La Crosse, WISCONSIN (WXOW) - A La Crosse man is going to prison for providing drugs that killed a man two years ago.

Thursday, Cain Moss was sentenced to 7 years in prison for first degree reckless homicide and hiding a corpse.  He will be credited with 777 days that he has already served in the La Crosse County jail.

In August of 2011, Anthony DuCharme was found dead in Red Cloud Park.  A medical examiner confirmed that he had died from a drug overdose.

Moss admitted taking drugs with DuCharme before his death and helping dispose of his body.

Wendy Knudtson read a statement from her and DuCharme's, 12-year-old son, Josh, about how much he misses his dad.

"I really miss my dad," Josh wrote. "I wish he was here to play catch and play baseball with me. He's not going to be here for some of the most important things in my life.  He won't see me drive, he won't see my graduation, but worst of all he won't be here to talk to."

DuCharme's sisters told the court no one should be treated the way their brother was.

They said Moss should not have watched him die and done nothing to help.

"He left his lifeless body lying in his apartment and did nothing," Angela Roggensack said.  "He dragged him down his steps disregarding that he was a person, he followed through with discarding his body like garbage, throwing him over an embankment."

Before Moss was sentenced, he told the court when DuCharme died, Moss did not realize what he was doing and hopes some day DuCharme's family can forgive him.

"Please do not just me for what my desperation has done," Moss said.  "Instead seek and find the good in my character. I have so far realized my self worth. Now I realize I am destined for greater things."

Moss is the fourth person convicted with this case.  Moss' father Robert, Christina Lorenz and Patrick Valiquette were also sentenced in connection with this case.

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