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Man Pleads No Contest to Murder, But Sanity in Question

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LUCK, Wis. (WTAQ) - A northwest Wisconsin man has pleaded no contest to a brutal murder.

Now, a judge must decide if the killer was sane at the time.

63-year-old Wayne Rouillard of Luck struck a plea deal in Polk County that convicted him of second-degree intentional homicide instead of first-degree. But his earlier insanity plea remains in effect.

A judge is expected to review a psychiatrist’s report on Rouillard’s mental state, and a decision is expected February 23rd on whether to send him a mental institution or to prison.

The slaying took place in November of 2009. Rouillard told authorities he was drinking and watching TV with 61-year-old Stephen Dahlstrom when his friend, “went berserk” and tried to stab him.

Rouillard said he reacted by stabbing Dahlstrom and hitting him with a hammer. Rouillard claimed that he acted in self-defense, but prosecutors said the extent of the defense was unreasonable.

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