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Testimony continues in Nathan Paape trial

Nathan Paape & Antonio Barbeau
Nathan Paape & Antonio Barbeau

SHEBOYGAN, WI (WTAQ) - Testimony continues Tuesday in the trial of Nathan Paape, the 14-year-old Sheboygan teen accused of killing and robbing his friend’s great-grandmother.

In Monday’s opening statements, defense attorney Chris Petros tried to pin the whole thing on his client’s friend, Antonio Barbeau.

The 14-year-old Barbeau pleaded no contest to homicide and struck a plea deal in the hopes of getting a shorter sentence.

Petros said Paape came home from school when Barbeau met him with a hatchet, and laid out a plan to kill and rob 78-year-old Barbara Olsen. The defense lawyer said Paape followed Barbeau into Olson’s house and watched as Barbeau attacked her.

Authorities said the two ransacked the place, and then went out to get pizza and marijuana with the money they stole.

In his opening argument, District Attorney Joe DeCecco said Paape and Barbeau conspired in a plan to kill Olson – and they then carried it out together.

Paape’s trial is expected to run for most of the week.

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