Monday, September 19, 2011
Accused ax murderer pleads not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect for killing his grandfather at his Town of Merton home.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Petrie
Monday, September 19, 2011
Accused Fox Point murderer Richard Wilson waived his preliminary hearing Monday and plead not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect for allegedly murdering his grandfather and prominent real estate developer Ronald Siepmann earlier this year. Wilson, 17, appeared in Waukesha County Circuit Court for the first time since Aug. 31 when he was deemed competent to stand trial after spending more than two months in a state mental health institution due to a deterioration of his mental health. Wilson is charged with killing Siepmann during a Mother’s Day family gathering at Siepmann’s Town of Merton home when he struck him in the head with an ax inside a shed on the property. Wilson’s mother discovered the body later. He told family …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Fox Point teen accused of killing his grandfather with an ax could face life in prison.
Richard Wilson, a Fox Point teen accused of killing his grandfather, was ruled competent to continue legal proceedings by Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge William Domina on Wednesday. Wilson is accused of killing prominent real estate developer Ronald Siepmann with an ax on Mother’s Day. Siepmann was found inside a shed on his property in the Town of Merton. After Siepmann’s body was discovered, Wilson told his mother he had killed him in order to break a curse of schizophrenia in the family, according to the criminal complaint. After being arrested, he also made threats against other family members. "I am not challenging the conclusion that he does have the substantial mental capacity to understand the proceedings," attorney Michael …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Wilson, 17, will appear in Waukesha County Circuit Court Monday to determine if he's competent enough to proceed.
A Fox Point teen charged with killing his grandfather with an ax will be in court Monday to determine if his case is ready to proceed. Richard Wilson, 17, was committed in June and his case delayed due to concerns about his mental health. Wilson suffers from schizophrenia and was deemed incompetent by Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Bill Domina. If his health has improved Domina could allow the case to proceed again. Wilson is facing first-degree murder charges after he allegedly killed his grandfather and prominent developer Ronald Siepmann while his family was on his town of Merton property for Mother’s Day celebrations. Wilson killed Siepmann with an ax inside a shed on the property because he was trying to end a “curse” of …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Review will determine if Fox Point teen accused of killing his grandfather with an ax is competent to stand trial.
Waukesha County Court Commissioner Thomas Pieper ordered a competency hearing Thursday for accused murderer Richard Wilson. The hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in front of Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Bill Domina. Upon review of the report, Domina will determine if Wilson is competent to proceed to trial. Neither Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel or defense Attorney Jennifer Dorow would comment on the findings of the report. Dorow and Schimel told Pieper they also didn’t plan to call any witnesses at the review hearing. Wilson, 17, of Fox Point, is accused of murdering his grandfather and prominent real estate developer Ron Siepmann on Mother’s Day in a shed in Siepmann’s Town of Merton home. Wilson, who is a …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
DA says youth had a history of mental health problems and had threatened other family members; Bail set at $2 million.
A 17-year-old Fox Point boy was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Tuesday for allegedly killing his grandfather and prominent residential developer Ronald Siepmann by striking him in the back of the head with an ax Sunday. Richard Wilson was charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide for killing Siepmann when the two were alone during a family gathering at Siepmann’s Town of Merton home. If convicted, he faces life in prison. Waukesha County Court Commissioner Martin Binn ordered Wilson held on $2 million cash bail after District Attorney Brad Schimel requested several million be put in place. Wilson’s attorney, Jennifer Dorow, asked Binn to set $500,000 cash bail, but Binn refused to lower it because of the nature …