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Two Sheboygan boys charged with "callous" murder of elderly woman


SHEBOYGAN, WI (WTAQ) - Bonds of $1 million each were set today for a pair of 13-year-old boys charged as adults with a prosecutor called the “callous” murder of a 78-year-old Sheboygan Falls woman.

Antonio Barbeau and Nathan Paape are charged with party to first-degree intentional homicide. Police said Barbeau’s great-grandmother, Barbara Olson, was killed with a hatchet and a hammer on Monday.

District Attorney Joe DeCecco said Paape’s mother dropped off the boys at Olson’s house – and they were ransacking it when Olson came home and caught them. The DA said the two boys then attacked her, and tried but failed to drag her bloodied body to her car.

DeCecco said the boys then put jewelry and other items in her vehicle and drove it to Sheboygan bowling center – and they left the keys in it, hoping that someone would steal it and then become implicated in Olson’s murder.

The prosecutor then said the boys went to eat pizza – and then bought cleaning wipes to get their fingerprints off the victim’s car.

DeCecco said the boys admitted going to the house with the intent to rob and kill Olson. He said he did not know why they wanted to kill Olson, and would not say why they planned to rob her.

He said the “callousness” of the crime would, “shock and disturb the community.”

The two boys are due back in court October 2nd, when a judge will determine if there’s enough evidence to order trials.