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UPDATE: Wis. man gets 2 life sentences for double slaying

Daniel Schmidt

Daniel Schmidt

UPDATED Tuesday, January 21, 2014 --- 4:41 p.m.

OCONTO, Wis. (AP) -- A Shawano man convicted of killing a woman and her brother in 2009 has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences with no possibility of parole.

An Oconto County jury found 30-year-old Daniel Lee Schmidt guilty last October of two counts of first-degree intentional homicide. The convictions carry a mandatory life sentence, but Judge Michael Moran had the option Tuesday of allowing for the possibility of parole.

Prosecutors say Schmidt was cheating on his wife with 36-year-old Kimberly Rose.

Rose and her 26-year-old brother, Leonard Marsh, were fatally shot in 2009 at Rose's home southwest of Gillett. Prosecutors say Schmidt killed Rose to prevent her from disrupting his marriage and to keep her from revealing his marijuana-growing operation.

Messages left with Schmidt's public defenders Tuesday were not immediately returned.

Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.


UPDATED Friday, October 18, 2013 ---- 8:36 a.m.

OCONTO, Wis. (AP) -- An Oconto County jury has convicted a man accused of killing a woman with whom he was having an affair and her brother.

The jury found 30-year-old Daniel Schmidt guilty Thursday night of killing 36-year-old Kimberly Rose and her 26-year-old brother, Leonard Marsh. They were fatally shot May 19, 2009 at Rose's home southwest of Gillett.

Prosecutors argued Schmidt had two motives to kill Rose. One was to keep her from disclosing that he was growing marijuana in his garage and another was to keep Rose from disrupting his marriage. Marsh had been staying with his sister at the time they were killed.

Schmidt had pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree intentional homicide.

WLUK-TV says a sentencing date is expected to be scheduled Friday.

Copyright 2013. The Associated Press.


Posted Thursday, October 4, 2012 --- 11:01 a.m.

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- A rural Shawano man will face trial in the shotgun slayings of a female acquaintance and her brother.

Twenty-nine-year-old Daniel Schmidt is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of 32-year-odl Kimberly Rose and her 22-year-old brother, Leonard Marsh. They were shot and killed in 2009 at a home they shared in the town of Gillett. Witnesses testified Wednesday Rose had loaned the defendant $1,000 for a motorcycle, then had to pressure him to repay the loan.

The Shawano Leader says Rose's son, Donovan, who was 11 at the time of the murders, testified his mother and the defendant often argued about marijuana.

The Department of Justice is prosecuting the case. Schmidt remains jailed in Oconto County on $2 million cash bond.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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