Teen gets chance at parole in Wisconsin killing
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — A 14-year-old has been sentenced to life in prison with a chance at parole at age 50 in the hatchet killing of his great grandmother in Sheboygan Falls.
Antonio Barbeau had pleaded no contest to first-degree intentional homicide in the September 2012 death of Barbara Olson.
WBAY-TV reports Barbeau will be eligible for parole in 2048.
He read a statement in court on Monday, saying he regretted he did. He apologized and asked for forgiveness. Several family members read statements, asking for leniency and blaming a head injury Barbeau suffered at age 10 for his actions.
Prosecutors say Barbeau and 14-year-old Nathan Paape broke into Olson’s home to rob her and then killed her with a hammer and a hatchet.
Paape is set to be sentenced Tuesday.