LINCOLN COUNTY, Wis. (WTAQ) - A judge in Lincoln County has said no to letting a convicted murderer enter a new plea. 19-year-old Derek Domke of Tomahawk said his previous lawyer should not have let him plead guilty to first-degree intentional homicide, because of his mental health problems. But Circuit Judge Glenn Hartley said the sentence he handed down 14 months ago will stand.
Domke admitted killing 25-year-old Rochelle Anderson in March of 2008 while she was working at a convenience store in Tomahawk. A computer and up to $500 were stolen as part of the incident. Judge Hartley sentenced Domke to the mandatory life prison term for first-degree homicide. But he gave Domke the chance to be released under extended supervision as early as 2053, soon after his 63rd birthday.