Crime Minnesota Man Sentenced to 3 Years After His Wife, 69, Dies During Meth-Fueled 'Death Party' Duane Johnson previously pled guilty to criminal neglect after holding a "death party" for his wife, whom he claimed wanted to die By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Twitter Joelle Goldstein is a TV Staff Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle oversees all things TV and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians, Dancing with the Stars and America's Got Talent for "work". Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 12, 2019 09:49 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Brown County Sheriff’s Office A Minnesota man was given a three-year sentence on Monday after he admitted to throwing his wife a “death party” and giving her the methamphetamine that killed her. Duane Arden Johnson received his sentence in Brown County District Court, just two months after he pled guilty to neglecting his wife Debra Lynn Johnson before her death at their home in January, the Mankato Free Press reports. The 59-year-old Searles man told authorities in court earlier this summer that his wife begged him to take her home from a nursing facility and let her die, according to the local outlet. Couple Shares Before and After Photos From Meth Addiction: ‘It Is Possible to Recover’ After removing Debra, 69, from a care center against medical advice, Duane held what he told police was a “death party” at their home, where the couple used methamphetamine, had sex, and listened to their favorite song: “Metal Health (Bang Your Head)” by Quiet Riot. Debra also stopped taking her medications at the time of her death. Authorities discovered her body on Jan. 24 in the couple’s home, which had the words “Death Parde God Hell” painted on their front door, the Mankato Free Press reports. RELATED VIDEO: Man Kills Five in Meth Fueled Rampage An autopsy later determined that Debra died of methamphetamine toxicity, according to a court complaint obtained by the local publication. Duane claimed in court that his wife had been having convulsions prior to her death but passed away peacefully. • Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Click here to get breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases in the True Crime Newsletter. In June, Duane pled guilty to criminal neglect, which dismissed a third-degree murder charge as part of his plea deal, according to the Mankato Free Press. On Monday, a judge ruled that Duane must serve three years, 19 months of which are to be served in prison, as per the proposed plea deal. The 201 days he had already served in jail would also count towards his sentence.