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ON THE DEFENSIVE: Self defense or cold-blooded murder

On Aug. 27, Michael Fitzsimmons awoke at 2 a.m. to the sound of noises coming from his garage. It was dark out and Fitzsimmons walked outside to investigate. Upon entering his garage, Fitzsimmons was confronted by a man later identified as James Babe.

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Affidavit: Wis. homeowner shot intruder twice

OKAUCHEE, Wis. (AP) — Court records say the man shot to death by an Okauchee homeowner was unarmed. According to a search warrant affidavit, the homeowner told investigators he thought the intruder was armed when he fired the shots about 2 a.m. Saturday. But court records say 39-year-old James Babe IV was unarmed — although investigators believe he may have ...

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Prosecutor: Drugs motivated 2 homicides

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A prosecutor says a dispute over drugs motivated a man to kill two men and dump their bodies in a Waukesha County lake. Chad Lurvey is on trial for the deaths of Brian Lazzaro of Mukwonago and Andrew Long of West Milwaukee. The bodies of the 25-year-old men were found in a private lake on Lurvey’s ...

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Competency in question for teen in developer slaying (UPDATE)

The competency of the 17-year-old charged with murdering a Pewaukee developer still is in question after a brief hearing Thursday morning in Waukesha County Intake Court. The findings of a confidential competency examination performed on defendant Richard Wilson will be discussed during a June 2 court appearance before Judge William Domina. At that time, Domina is expected to rule on ...

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Grandson charged with developer’s murder (UPDATE)

Seventeen-year-old Richard Wilson was charged Tuesday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with first-degree intentional homicide of his grandfather, Ron Siepmann, a Pewaukee developer. If convicted, Wilson, a Fox Point resident, could be sentenced to life in prison. According to the criminal complaint, Martha Wilson — Richard Wilson’s mother and Siepmann’s daughter — found Siepmann, 78, dead in a shed on ...

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