STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A jury has convicted a 44-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a Wisconsin truck driver in 2003 after mistaking him for his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend.
Jurors on Tuesday found Michael Haydon guilty of first-degree intentional homicide.
Haydon was accused of shooting Pat Zemke, a truck driver from Rib Mountain, on Nov. 18, 2003.
Prosecutors contended that Haydon killed Zemke because he thought he was having an affair with his then-girlfriend. Zemke wasn’t the man in the affair, but simply a co-worker of the girlfriend.
Zemke was found dead from shotgun blasts in his semitrailer cab parked on an interstate exit ramp in the town of Dewey.
The Stevens Point Journal reports Haydon’s attorneys argued there was no physical evidence to tie Haydon to the crime.
Information from: Stevens Point Journal, http://www.stevenspointjournal.com