Boy pleads no contest to killing great-grandmother
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.