Man guilty of killing mom for insurance money

Mother found shot in river in 2011

Published On: Nov 03 2012 03:42:54 PM CDT   Updated On: Nov 03 2012 03:47:36 PM CDT
APPLETON, Wis. -

A Wisconsin man accused of fatally shooting his mother so he could collect on her life insurance policy has been convicted.

The Appleton Post-Crescent reported that 35-year-old Randal Rosenthal was found guilty Friday night of first-degree intentional homicide. The charge carries a life prison sentence.

Rosenthal claimed that his mother, 52-year-old Kathleen Remter, was fine when he last saw her after they went fishing in Buchanan.

But prosecutors said he killed his mother to collect on her $586,000 life insurance policy. Prosecutors also said Rosenthal was unemployed and expecting his second child at the time.

His mother was found dead in the Fox River in July 2011. Investigators said she'd been shot in the back of the head.