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Man convicted of manslaughter in October 2010 death serves his 1-day-per-year sentence

Michael Buse has served his annual day in jail after being convicted of Manslaughter in the 2010 death of Daisy Strout. (Photo: Potter County Sheriff's Office)

A man who was convicted of Manslaughter in 2012 has served his annual one day in jail.

Michael Paul Buse, who pleaded guilty to the charge in the death of Daisy Strout, was sentenced to 120 days in jail in 2012. However, a plea agreement was reached and Buse was ordered to serve 111 days. Furthermore, he would have to report to jail every Oct. 10, which is the anniversary of Strout's death, for the next nine years, or each year of his probation. Buse and Strout were engaged at the time.

Strout was killed when she was struck by a vehicle driven by Buse.

Buse reported to jail on Tuesday and was booked into the Potter County Jail. He was released on Wednesday. As long as he is not convicted of any other crime, the last day Buse will have to report to jail is Oct. 10, 2021.

In the years following Strout's death, her family and friends have spoken out against domestic violence in an effort to raise awareness. They hold a candlelight vigil every year on the anniversary of her death, the same night Buse spends in jail, in her memory.

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