POLK COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - A northwest Wisconsin man is due in court Friday afternoon in the death of his fiancé.
45-year-old Scott Youngmark of Milltown was charged Thursday in Polk County with first-degree intentional homicide. Authorities said he beat 47-year-old Kari Roberts to death at an apartment last Friday night.
According to prosecutors, Youngmark first told police that someone named “Jeff” might have committed the murder. Later, he reportedly told officers that he left Roberts for a few hours, then returned to find her with a bloody head injury.
But Youngmark’s mother told police that he came to her apartment that evening and told her, “I think I killed her … I can’t believe I did this … I hope she’s not dead.” The mother called 911 – and when officers responded to her place, they arrested Youngmark.
Online court records show that he has 4 other court cases pending in Polk County, including battery, reckless endangerment, and several counts of bail jumping.
Media reports said he had also numerous convictions in Minnesota from 1996 to 2008.