Jury selected in Sheboygan teen’s homicide trial

13-year-olds used hatchet to kill great-grandma, authorities say
Jury selected in Sheboygan teen’s homicide trial

Opening statements are expected for Monday in the trial of 14-year-old boy accused of participating in the slaying of his friend’s great-grandmother in Sheboygan Falls.

Nathan Paape and Antonio Barbeau were charged as adults in the September slaying of Barbeau’s great-grandmother.

Authorities have said the boys, then both 13, used a hammer and a hatchet to kill 78-year-old Barbara Olson at her home before stealing her money.

Barbeau pleaded no contest this month to a charge of first-degree homicide in deal that calls for prosecutors to recommend he be eligible for parole in 35 years. His sentencing is Aug. 12.

The Sheboygan Press reported that 11 men and three women were selected as jurors Friday for Paape’s trial. The district attorney is also expected to begin calling witnesses Monday.