Teen accused of killing 78-year-old woman to be tried as adult

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by WDJT Staff

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY -- The fight to have a teen's murder case moved to juvenile court is over. A Sheboygan County judge has ruled that Nathan Paape will be tried as an adult.

In order for Paape to be moved to juvenile his attorney had to prove Paape can't receive proper treatment in an adult facility, moving the case to juvenile court doesn't depreciate the seriousness of the crime, and transferring the case to juvenile court will deter Paape from committing more crimes.

Antonio Barbeau and Paape went to Barbeau's great-grandmother Barbara Olson's house intending to kill her. They entered through an unlocked door.

When Olson came upon the boys, she told them she was going to call Barbeau's mother.

When she turned away, Barbeau struck her several times with a hatchet. Paape joined in beating Olsen with a hammer.

After the boys realized she was dead, they went through the house collecting valuables.

They then tried to load Olson's body into her own car to try and cover up what they'd done.

When the boys were unsuccessful in hiding the body, they stole her car and drove it to a bowling alley and got some pizza.

The boys left the keys in the car, along with the valuables they stole, hoping someone would steal the vehicle and be blamed for the murder.

Both Paape and Barbeau are being tried as adults.

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