SHEBOYGAN - The verdict is in and a Sheboygan teen has been convicted of murder.
Nathan Paape had hoped for the best. He got the worst.
"We the jury find the defendant Nathan J. Paape guilty of first-degree homicide a party to a crime."
Paape and his friend Antonio Barbeau, both thirteen at the time, killed Barbeau's great-grandmother Barbara Olson, and took her purse, jewelry and car. In the car, investigators eventually found the hammer and hatchet used to kill Olson, plus Clorox Wipes, and Nathan's eighth grade homework assignment on the floor.
During a three-day trial, Paape's lawyers painted the teen as a follower, afraid of Barbeau. But the jury didn't buy it.
Barbeau plea bargained to get a possible parole in 35 years. His mother had this reaction to the Paape conviction.
"The whole situation is just sad for everyone, it's sad for our family. It's sad for the boys and it's sad for Nate's family too."
"I'm very pleased. It was an appropriate trial for him to be convicted of. It was a long trial. It was an even longer investigation, a longer time to get here but I'm very pleased, mostly for the family of Barbara Olson," said Joe DeCecco, Sheboygan County District Attorney.
Nathan Paape's mother did not comment.
"Bobbie would you talk to us? Bobbie would you have anything to say to us?" asked FOX's Myra Sanchick.
Paape's bond was immediately revoked. And Nathan Paape, now 14 years old, will start his time behind bars.
Antonio Barbeau, who pleaded no contest in the case, will be sentenced in August.
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