Jury Trial continues for Sheboygan murder suspect, Nathan Paape


by Becky Mortensen

SHEBOYGAN --- The jury in the Nathan Paape trial hears a second day of testimony. Paape and his friend Antonio Barbeau is accused of killing 78-year-old Barbara Olsen with his a hammer and a hatchet.

Yesterday, the jury heard testimony from Olsen's daughter, who found her body as well as Paape's mother.

Today, Department of Justice Special Agent Kenneth Smith testified that Paape wrote a note to him that read, "He killed his grandma, and I was with him."

Agent Smith says Paape cooperated with detectives, and guided them to evidence like bloody weapons.

Fond du Lac County Medical Examiner Dr. Doug Kelley also took the stand in day two of the Paape trial. He said, Barbara Olsen suffered more than 18 strikes to the head. "In examining the head, I felt there were at least 18 different injuries or blow. 11 of these have some evidence of blunt force and most of them also have evidence of blunt force."

Sheboygan Falls Police Office Nicole Schmelter showed the court evidence found at the scene of Olsen's death. The court was also shown surveillance video of the boys wearing the same clothes detectives collected from the scene.


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