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Homicide suspect not likely to plead insanity

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — An Oshkosh man accused of bludgeoning a woman to death apparently won’t plead insanity. Twenty-one-year-old Donald L. Martin is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and armed robbery. Martin told investigators he attacked the 22-year-old woman with a hammer last year because he was in a rage and needed drugs to feed his addiction. His jury trial ...

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Son charged in parents’ killings in Mequon

MEQUON, Wis. (AP) — An argument over $5 in gas money may have led a 20-year-old man to allegedly kill his parents in a Milwaukee suburb, according to a complaint. Dennis Markov was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting deaths of his parents, 45-year-old Victor and 39-year-old Larissa Markov. Police found their bodies Tuesday ...

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Prison inmate accused of trying to arrange murders

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A state prison inmate behind bars for sexually assaulting a girl is accused of trying to arrange to have her and another woman killed. Twenty-seven-year-old Michael Parrish is incarcerated at the Stanley Correctional Institution. He has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree intentional homicide and delivery of a prescription drug. According ...

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Man found guilty in 2003 slaying

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 ...

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2 charged in fatal beating near Brillion

CHILTON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors in Calumet County have charged two men with fatally beating another man during a night of drinking. Police say 37-year-old Joseph Baer of Manitowoc was beaten to death with an object, probably a hammer, at a farmhouse south of Brillion Saturday. Thirty-three-year-old James Loewe of Hilbert and 29-year-old Robert Sauerbier of Manitowoc are charged with ...

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Ellis gets life sentences in slayings of 7 women (UPDATE)

By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man convicted of choking the life out of seven women during a 21-year killing spree was sentenced Thursday to spend the rest of his life in prison, and prosecutors said they may yet tie Walter E. Ellis to two or more unsolved slayings. Ellis, 50, was convicted last week after ...

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Man accused of killing 7 women pleads no contest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of killing seven women over 21 years in Milwaukee pleaded no contest to all charges against him Friday. Fifty-year-old Walter Ellis appeared in Milwaukee County Circuit Court shackled and in a wheelchair. He provided succinct answers to questions by Judge Dennis Cimpl as to whether he understood he was giving up his right to ...

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Plea deal reached in fatal Green Bay stabbing

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A woman who claimed she fatally stabbed an acquaintance because she was tired of being beaten has reached a plea deal in Brown County. Forty-two-year-old Nawanna Polk pleaded guilty to reduced charges of second-degree intentional homicide Tuesday. She was accused of stabbing and killing Kenneth Erving in October 2009, the city’s first homicide of the ...

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