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Teen faces trial in Sheboygan slaying

Defense attorney June Spoerl talks with Nathan Paape, 14, as he appears Wednesday at a motion hearing for his murder trial in Sheboygan. Jury selection for Paape is set to begin Friday. (AP Photo/The Sheboygan Press, Bruce Halmo)

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – Jury selection for a 14-year-old boy accused of participating in the slaying of his friend’s great-grandmother is set to begin Friday in Sheboygan.

Nathan Paape and Antonio Barbeau were both charged as adults in the September slaying of Barbeau’s great-grandmother.

Barbeau pleaded no contest earlier this month to a charge of first-degree homicide.

Sheboygan Press Media reports Paape is being tried on the same charge and faces up to life in prison if convicted.

Authorities have said a hammer and a hatchet were used to kill 78-year-old Barbara Olson at her home on Sept. 17. They say the boys then stole money to buy marijuana and pizza. Both were 13 at the time.

Information from: The Sheboygan Press, http://www.sheboygan-press.com

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