An Elk River man in prison for killing the mother of his daughter in Kasota nearly 3 years ago has had his appeal to keep his parental rights denied. Tyler Wicklund is serving a life sentence for slitting the throat of 20-year-old Jessica Buboltz in her Kasota apartment. Their 1-year old daughter was inside the home when it happened, and Buboltz’s mother is now raising the girl. Wicklund had his parental rights terminated, but wanted to send the girl letters and talk on the phone. He will not be eligible for parole until at least 2041, and claims that Nicollet County Court abused its discretion in concluding he was an unfit parent and violated his due process. The court ruling on his parental rights was based on the brutal nature of the murder, and the Minnesota Court of Appeals has now agreed with that ruling.