Second teen sentenced for killing his friend’s great-grandmother
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — A Sheboygan County judge has set parole eligibility at 45 years for a 14-year-old boy convicted of killing his friend’s great-grandmother.
Nathan Paape was convicted of first-degree intentional homicide following a jury trial in June. Paape is eligible for parole five years earlier than his friend, 14-year-old Antonio Barbeau, who was sentenced Monday for killing his great-grandmother, Barbara Olson. The 78-year-old woman was killed with a hammer and hatchet and robbed at her Sheboygan Falls home last September.
During his trial, Paape testified he struck Olson twice with a hammer out of fear Barbeau would turn on him. The Sheboygan Press Media says Judge Timothy Van Akkeren conceded that Paape acted more as a follower in the homicide and was slightly less culpable as a result.