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Day one recap of Nathan Paape trial

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Nathan Paape & Antonio Barbeau
Nathan Paape & Antonio Barbeau

SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - Day one of the Nathan Paape trial is complete.  The 14-year-old Sheboygan teen faces a first degree murder charge for the death of Barbara Olsen at her Sheboygan Falls home last September.

Following opening statements during the morning session on Monday, the prosecution called witnesses to establish to the jury the crime committed at Olsen’s home.  Olsen’s daughter told the jury how she found her mother covered by a blanket in her garage the morning of September 19th.  A Sheboygan Falls oficer said that as he entered the home, he found blood splattered on the wall, along with flesh and brain matter.

During the afternoon session the prosecution used witnesses to establish the actions that occurred before and after the murder.  One person who testified was Nathan’s mother, Bobbie Jo Paape.  She said she did take Paape and 14-year-old Antonio Barbeau to Sheboygan Falls two days before Olsen was found dead.  Also included was the submission of surveillance video from Pick n’ Save on South Business Drive showing two people, alleged to be the suspects, buying cleaning wipes and latex gloves.

Barbeau has already pled guilty to a murder charge connected to this case, and the prosecution will try to get him to testify in this trial.  The prosecution will continue calling their witnesses on Tuesday.

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