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UPDATE: Lawyer: Wis. Teen Won't Seek Juvenile Court Trial

UPDATED Wednesday, January 23, 2013 --- 2:51 p.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- A Sheboygan teenager charged in his great-grandmother's killing will no longer seek to have his case tried in juvenile court.

Defense attorney George Limbeck had earlier filed a motion to have the 14-year-old boy's case moved to juvenile court. But Limbeck said Wednesday the boy will no longer contest his case remaining in adult court.

Limbeck declined to comment to The Sheboygan Press on the decision.

The boy and a 14-year-old friend are accused of bludgeoning 78-year-old Barbara Olson to death at her Sheboygan Falls home on Sept. 17. The boys are accused of ransacking Olson's house and stealing money to buy marijuana and pizza. Both boys were 13 at the time.

Attorneys for the other boy also have filed a motion to move his case to juvenile court.

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UPDATED: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 --- 8:45 a.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- A 13-year-old Sheboygan boy accused of killing and robbing his great grandmother has been ordered to undergo a competency exam.

A judge granted the defense's request for the exam on Monday.

The boy and his 13-year-old friend allegedly used a hatchet and a hammer to kill Barbara Olson at her Sheboygan Falls home last month before stealing jewelry and a car. Her daughter discovered her body in the garage two days later.

WLUK-TV reports the great grandson is scheduled to return to court Nov. 2 for his competency hearing. That's the same day the friend returns to court for a hearing.

A judge has previously ruled there's enough probable cause for both teens to stand trial in the case. The boys are charged as adults.


Information from: WLUK-TV,

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UPDATED: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 --- 6:37p.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- Two 13-year-old Sheboygan boys will stand trial for allegedly killing and robbing the one boy's great grandmother.

A judge bound the teens over for trial Tuesday after investigators testified the pair killed the woman for money.

Earlier, the judge denied a defense motion to delay the hearing. Attorneys argued they didn't receive access to all the state's evidence but the judge ruled state law doesn't require it before the hearing.

Prosecutors allege the boys used a hatchet and hammer to kill 78-year-old Barbara Olson in her home on Sept. 17 before stealing jewelry and a car. Her daughter discovered her body in the garage two days later. The boys are charged as adults.

The Sheboygan Press ( ) reports defense attorneys will push to have the case sent to juvenile court.


Information from: The Sheboygan Press,

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UPDATED: Friday, September 21, 2012 --- 3:13p.m.

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- Two 13-year-old Wisconsin boys are charged with using a hatchet and hammer to kill one boy's great-grandmother while stealing jewelry and a car from her home.

Both teens appeared Friday in Sheboygan County court and were ordered held on $1 million bond each on charges of party to first-degree intentional homicide.

Prosecutor Joe DeCecco says 78-year-old Barbara Olson's great-grandson and another boy went to her home Monday to steal from her and kill her. Authorities say Olson was killed and her body left in the garage, where it was discovered by her daughter Wednesday.

A criminal complaint says the boys stole jewelry and Olson's car, then went out for pizza after the crime.

The great-grandson's defense attorney says he'll try to have the case moved to juvenile court.

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UPDATED Thursday, September 20, 2012 --- 11:40 a.m.

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- Sheboygan Falls police say two juveniles are being held in the death of a woman who suffered blunt force trauma.

Police Chief Steven Riffel says one of the juveniles was acquainted with the 78-year-old victim. The woman was found by a family member Wednesday afternoon on the floor of her garage in Sheboygan Falls.

Police say some items were missing from the victim's home. Authorities say the juveniles were arrested early Thursday morning after search warrants were executed. WITI-TV says police are recommending first-degree intentional homicide charges against the juvenile males.

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Posted Thursday, September 20, 2012 --- 7:20 a.m.

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the death of a woman in Sheboygan Falls.

Police responded to a residence Wednesday afternoon where the victim was found. WTMJ radio says police plan to hold a media briefing Thursday morning.

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