Wisconsin man gets life for '98 murder

CREATED Feb 28, 2014

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OCONTO, Wis. (AP) -- An Oconto Falls man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for a murder that happened 16 years ago.
   
Peter Hanson was convicted of shooting and killing 19-year-old Chad McLean after a night of drinking in February 1998.
   
Prosecutors claimed Hanson dumped McLean's body in the Pensaukee River. Early last year, witnesses came forward with new information, enough to charge Hanson.
   
Hanson chose not to speak. But his attorney asked the judge for a chance at parole for his client after 20 years, when Hanson would be 73 years old.
   
WLUK-TV reports Judge Michael Judge sided with the prosecution and McLean's family, saying the agony that Hanson caused the victim's family was "despicable."
   
Charles Mlados, who also faces charges of killing McLean, goes on trial in August.