April 20, 2014

Teens will stand trial in great-grandmother’s death

Two 13-year-old Sheboygan boys will stand trial for allegedly killing and robbing the great-grandmother of one of them. A judge bound the boys over for trial Tuesday after police investigators testified that the pair killed the woman for money.

Earlier in the day, the judge denied a defense motion to delay the hearing. Attorneys argued they didn’t receive access to all the state’s evidence, but the judge ruled state law doesn’t require it before the hearing.

Prosecutors allege the boys used a hatchet and hammer to kill 78-year-old Barbara Olson in her home on September 17th, the stole jewelry and her car. Olson’s daughter discovered her mother’s body in the garage two days later.

The boys are charged as adults. Defense attorneys will push to have the case sent to juvenile court.