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Life prison term given to Radisson man for murder of elderly woman

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Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

RADISSON, WI (WTAQ) - A northwest Wisconsin man will spend the rest of his life in prison, after he brutally killed a 93-year-old woman almost four years ago.

Judge Kenneth Kutz refused Monday to consider any possibility of a supervised release for Christopher Roalson of Radisson, who turns 31 later this month.

A jury found him guilty last fall of homicide and burglary in the slaying of Irene Roszak at her home near Radisson in May of 2009.

The judge ordered Roalson and his co-defendant, Austin Davis of Ojibwa, to pay restitution to the victim’s family with whatever money they make in prison.

Davis was sentenced last January to 25 years for serving as a lookout to Roalson – but after he appealed, his term was reduced to 8 years. And he ended up testifying against Roalson.

Prosecutors said the two men had planned to kill a couple that Roalson was arguing with, but a motion light at the couple’s home scared them away. So they went to Roszak’s house nearby, where Roalson shouted satanic references while repeatedly stabbing the woman and hitting her with a chair. 

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