DETROIT (WWJ) – Eleven years following a Toledo-area man’s conviction for killing and dismembering his wife and leaving her body parts at a McDonald’s in Michigan, he’s scheduled to be released from prison.

Forty-eight-year-old Thomas Craft was sentenced to 12 years in prison as part of a plea deal. 

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He will spend the next five years under state supervision at a halfway house.

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The family of his wife, Lynette Craft, had petitioned for the placement after learning he planned to move to Wisconsin, near the couple’s sons. 

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Craft maintained that his wife committed suicide and that he dismembered her body to hide the suicide from their sons.