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ME: Slain grandmother struck many times

Nathan Paape sits with his attorneys, Chris Petros (second from right) and June Spoerl (right) during jury selection as Sheboygan County District Attorney Joe DeCecco (left) listens on Friday in Sheboygan. (AP Photo/The Sheboygan Press, Gary C. Klein)

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — A medical examiner has testified that a slain 78-year-old Wisconsin woman was struck at least 27 times with sharp and blunt objects.

Fond du Lac County Medical Examiner Doug Kelley testified Tuesday at the homicide trial of 14-year-old Nathan Paape of Sheboygan.

Kelley performed the autopsy on Barbara Olson, who was killed in her Sheboygan Falls home last September. Kelly said his number is conservative.

Sheboygan Press Media reports jurors were shown photos of Olson’s body. The images showed gashes and fractures to her head, face, arms and hands.

Paape and his friend, Antonio Barbeau, are accused of attacking Olson with a hatchet and a hammer.

The defense has argued that Paape was a bystander as Barbeau killed his great-grandmother. Barbeau has pleaded no contest to first-degree homicide.

Information from: The Sheboygan Press,

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