UPDATE: Defense pins blame on other teen in Wis. killing

UPDATED Monday, June 17, 2013 --- 6:24 p.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- The attorney for a 14-year-old boy contends the boy's friend planned the murder and robbery of the friend's great-grandmother at her Sheboygan Falls home.

Jurors heard opening statements Monday in the trial of Nathan Paape (pahp) of Sheboygan.

The defense says Paape had come home from school last September when his friend, Antonio Barbeau, arrived with a hatchet and laid out a plan to murder and rob Barbeau's great-grandmother, 78-year-old Barbara Olson.

Defense attorney Chris Petros says Paape followed his friend into Olson's home and watched as Barbeau attacked Olson with a hatchet.

Sheboygan Press Media (http://shebpr.es/1amJ1gt) reports District Attorney Joe DeCecco told jurors that Paape and Barbeau conspired to and then carried out a plan to rob and kill Olson.

Barbeau pleaded no contest this month to first-degree homicide.

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UPDATED Thursday, June 13, 2013 --- 9:56 a.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- Jury selection for a 14-year-old boy accused of participating in the slaying of his friend's great-grandmother is set to begin Friday in Sheboygan.

Nathan Paape and Antonio Barbeau were both charged as adults in the September slaying of Barbeau's great-grandmother.

Barbeau pleaded no contest earlier this month to a charge of first-degree homicide.

Sheboygan Press Media reports Paape is being tried on the same charge and faces up to life in prison if convicted.

Authorities have said a hammer and a hatchet were used to kill 78-year-old Barbara Olson at her home on Sept. 17. They say the boys then stole money to buy marijuana and pizza. Both were 13 at the time.

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UPDATED Wednesday, June 5, 2013 --- 11:57 a.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- Prosecutors in Sheboygan County will recommend a 14-year-old boy be eligible for parole in 35 years for killing his great-grandmother with a hammer and hatchet.

Antonio Barbeau changed his plea to no contest in court Tuesday as part of a deal with the state. Barbeau had earlier pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.

Barbeau and Nathan Paape, also 14, are both charged as adults in the slaying of 78-year-old Barbara Olson, at her Sheboygan Falls home last September. Both boys were 13 at the time. Paape has pleaded not guilty in the case and is scheduled for trial later this month.

Sheboygan Press Media says Barbeau will be sentenced Aug. 12. A first-degree intentional homicide conviction carries a life prison term, but a judge can set a parole eligibility date.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 -- 7:48 p.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- A 14-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty to helping his friend rob and kill the friend's great-grandmother at her Sheboygan Falls home last September.

Nathan Paape of Sheboygan entered his plea Tuesday in Sheboygan County. The plea comes less than two weeks after Paape's friend, 14-year-old Antonio Barbeau (bar-BOH'), also of Sheboygan, pleaded not guilty by mental disease or defect

The Sheboygan Press reports Paape's attorneys want his trial moved because of pre-trial publicity. A hearing is scheduled for Feb. 14.

Both teens are charged as adults with first-degree intentional homicide. They're accused of using a hammer and a hatchet to kill Barbeau's great-grandmother, 78-year-old Barbara Olson, at her home Sept. 17, and then stealing money to buy marijuana and pizza. Both boys were 13 at the time.

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