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Defense Pins Blame on Other Teen in Great-Grandmother's Death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- The attorney for a 14-year-old boy contends the boy's friend planned the murder and robbery of the friend's great-grandmother at her Sheboygan Falls home.

Jurors heard opening statements Monday in the trial of Nathan Paape of Sheboygan.

The defense says Paape had come home from school last September when his friend, Antonio Barbeau, arrived with a hatchet and laid out a plan to murder and rob Barbeau's great-grandmother, 78-year-old Barbara Olson.

Defense attorney Chris Petros says Paape followed his friend into Olson's home and watched as Barbeau attacked Olson with a hatchet.

Sheboygan Press Media reports District Attorney Joe DeCecco told jurors that Paape and Barbeau conspired to and then carried out a plan to rob and kill Olson.

Barbeau pleaded no contest this month to first-degree homicide.


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