Wis. man gets life for killing 93-year-old woman
HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin man will serve a life sentence without parole after being convicted of killing a 93-year-old woman in Sawyer County.
A jury found 30-year-old Christopher Roalson of Radisson guilty last September in the May 2009 killing of Irena Roszak.
Judge Kenneth Kutz also ruled Monday that Roalson and his accomplice, 18-year-old Austin Davis, must pay restitution to Roszak's family with what they earn working in prison.
The life sentence was mandatory under Wisconsin law. The Duluth News Tribune (http://bit.ly/13CYcAN) reports the only question at Roalson's sentencing was about parole.
Prosecutors say Roalson shouted satanic references as he stabbed Roszak and she begged for her life.
Davis received a sentence of eight years in prison for his role in Roszak's death. Davis testified as a prosecution witness at Roalson's trial.
Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthsuperior.com