UPDATED: Mon 2:42 PM, Aug 12, 2013
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- A 14-year-old has been sentenced to life in prison with a chance at parole at age 50 in the hatchet killing of his great grandmother in Sheboygan Falls.
Antonio Barbeau had pleaded no contest to first-degree intentional homicide in the September 2012 death of Barbara Olson.
WBAY-TV reports Barbeau will be eligible for parole in 2048.
He read a statement in court on Monday, saying he regretted he did. He apologized and asked for forgiveness.
Several family members read statements, asking for leniency and blaming a head injury Barbeau suffered at age 10 for his actions.
Prosecutors say Barbeau and 14-year-old Nathan Paape broke into Olson's home to rob her and then killed her with a hammer and a hatchet.
Paape is set to be sentenced Tuesday.
ORIGINAL STORY: Tue 9:10 PM, Jun 20, 2013
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- A jury has convicted a 14-year-old Wisconsin boy in the bludgeoning death of his friend's great-grandmother.
WISN-TV reports the jury found Nathan Paape guilty Thursday of being party to first-degree intentional homicide.
Paape was accused of killing 78-year-old Barbara Olson at her home in Sheboygan Falls last September.
Testimony ended Wednesday when Paape and his accused accomplice, Antonio Barbeau, each took the witness stand and gave widely varying accounts of how Barbeau's great-grandmother was killed.
Paape testified the robbery and murder were plotted and proposed by Barbeau just hours before they went to Olson's house. He testified he thought Barbeau was joking about killing his great-grandmother.
Barbeau has already been convicted of first-degree intentional homicide and is awaiting sentencing.
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