CREATED Sep. 21, 2012
Two teenagers are charged with the gruesome murder of a 78-year old woman in Sheboygan Falls. The 13-year-olds were charged as adults Friday.
One of the boys is the great-grandson of the victim Barbara Olson.
We want to warn you some of the details of this case may be disturbing .
13-year-old Antonio Barbeau may look young, but in the judge's eyes he's an adult.
"It's a very adult crime. It's the adult crime,” Sheboygan County D.A. Joe DeCecco said.
Barbeau and his friend now co-defendant--Nathan Paape both face first degree intentional homicide charges in the violent death of Barbeu's great grandmother Barbara Olson.
"They intended to go there to kill her and rob her money,” DeCecco said.
The district attorney says the teens got in through an unlocked door armed with weapons.
"The co-defendant Mr. Paape, struck her twice with a hammer that he brought. Then Mr. Barbeau struck her with the blade of the hatchet, with such force that it stuck in her skull, and it required two of them to pull it out,” DeCecco said.
The complaint states the boys tried to get rid of the body, but only pulled her to the garage--then stole her car, leaving keys and valuables inside, "hoping someone would steal the car and get blamed for her death".
They then got a slice of pizza and went home.
"I think the fact they both went out and got a pizza after killing this woman indicates some of their extreme lack of concern for her life and well-being,” DeCecco said.
But Barbeau's attorney thinks otherwise.
"He had a good relationship with his great-grandmother. It has hit him hard,” George Limbeck said, who’s Barbeau’s attorney.
The teens are being held on a $1-million cash bond. They’re due back in court next month.