UPDATE (WKOW) --- A Sheboygan jury has returned its verdict of 14-year-old Nathan Paape.
The jury found Paape guilty of the adult charge of being party to first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Barbara Olson.
SHEBOYGAN (WKOW) -- The homicide case against 14-year-old Nathan Paape has been turned over to the jury in Sheboygan County Circuit Court.
Closing arguments and jury instructions finished up Thursday morning, according to WISN-TV. Authorities say Paape killed 78-year-old Barbara Olson in her Sheboygan Falls home last September.
Paape and his accused accomplice, Antonio Barbeau, took the witness stand Wednesday and gave different accounts of how Barbeau's great-grandmother was killed. Barbeau has already been convicted of first-degree intentional homicide and is awaiting sentencing in the case.
Paape told the court Barbeau plotted the robbery and murder before they went to Olson's house. He testified he thought Barbeau was joking about murdering the woman.
SHEBOYGAN (WKOW) – Closing arguments are expected in Sheboygan County Circuit Court where a 14-year-old boy is on trial in the death of an elderly woman.
Nathan Paape's testimony ended on Wednesday when Paape and his accused accomplice, Antonio Barbeau, took the witness stand and gave varying accounts of how Barbeau's 78-year-old great-grandmother was killed.
According to Sheboygan Press Media, Paape claimed he only hit Barbara Olson with a hammer twice out of fear that Barbeau would turn on him. Paape also said the robbery and murder were plotted and proposed by Barbeau just hours before they went to Olson's house. Paape says he thought Barbeau was joking about killing his great-grandmother.
Officials say Barbeau has already been convicted of first-degree intentional homicide and is awaiting sentencing.