In 2012, Sheboygan Falls in Sheboygan City, Wisconsin, was shocked by the brutal murder of 78-year-old
great grandmother, Barbara Olson, who was hacked and bludgeoned to death with a
hatchet and hammer. Even more damning was the discovery of who the murder was
perpetrated by – Barbara’s very own 13-year-old great grandson and his best
friend. It was a crime that shocked the nation. If you’re not safe in your own
home with your own great-grandson then where are you safe? “Did these kids grow
up here? Did they grow up here in Sheboygan?” asked Sheboygan County District,
Joe DeCecco, when he was informed of the heinous murder. Sheboygan County is an idyllic area and first-degree murder is extremely rare - in fact, on average once a year. Antonio Barbeau and Nathan Paape looked like your average all-American boys
from Sheboygan Falls, so what led them to kill Antonio’s great grandmother with
On that fateful afternoon of
September 17th, 2012, Antonio and Nathan went to Barbara’s home on the tree-lined streets of Westwynde Bluffs. After inviting the
teenagers inside her home, she was brutally attacked by the duo, whom had
brought along their weapons of choice: a hatchet and hammer. Following the
heinous attack, the two boys attempted to drag her blood-soaked body to the car
which was parked in the garage. Realising that this wasn’t as easy feat, they
decided to just ditch Barbara’s body in the garage, with a trail of blood
leading from inside the home. A mere $155 was all they were able to steal from
Barbara, as well as several pieces of jewellery. After they stuffed the pitiful
bounty into their pockets, they grabbed Barbara’s car keys and dumped her
unlocked car at a nearby Sheboygan bowling alley. Inside the car, they abandoned
the few pieces of jewellery that they had ransacked from the home in the hopes
that somebody would steal the unlocked vehicle and then be implemented in her
murder. So what would two teenagers do with a pitiful $155, stolen from the
elderly lady they just slaughtered? They brought marijuana and pizza.
Two days later, Barbara’s body was discovered by her distraught daughter. She initially believed that her mother must have had an
accident but this was no accident, as she was soon to find out. Within 12
hours, Nathan and Antonio would be apprehended for her murder after bloody clothes
and shoes were discovered in Antonio’s locker. It was announced that the two
teenagers would be being charged as adults with first-degree murder. In January
of 2013, Antonio entered a plea of not guilty by mental disease or defect. Two
weeks later, Nathan also entered a plea of not guilty. As the trial date loomed, Antonio changed his plea to no
contest as part of a deal with the state which would see him eligible for
parole in 35 years. He was convicted of first-degree intentional homicide. Now, only Nathan would be facing a court of law.
During the trial, Nathan’s defence argued that Nathan was just a bystander. Antionio, however, had a different version of events when it was his turn on the witness stand. While he
admitted that he had attacked Barbara with the hatchet, he contended that
Nathan wasn’t as innocent in the ordeal as his defence attorney was claiming.
Nathan came to Barbara’s home armed with a hammer and with that weapon, he
bludgeoned the elderly great-grandmother. He also testified that Nathan was
just as compliant in the planning of the murder. When Nathan took to the witness stand,
he confessed that he did hit Barbara with the hammer, adding that he only hit
her twice and only did so because he was afraid that Antonio would turn on him.
He also described how Antonio had a “blank, no emotions” look on his face as he
repeatedly bludgeoned his great-grandmother. At one point during the murder,
Antonio took off his sweatshirt so that it wouldn’t get in the way of “him
swinging,” Nathan told the aghast court room. Fond du Lac County Medical Examiner, Doug
Kelley, testified that Barbara had been struck at least 27 times with both sharp
and blunt objects. This was the evidence that Nathan, armed with a hammer, certainly
had participated in the murder. The entire court room fell dead silent as the
gruesome photos of Barbara’s body flashed on screen. Deep wounds to her head,
face, arms and hands were enough to make even the most hardened law officials
look away. The wounds on her arms and hands were indicative of defensive
wounds, meaning that the elderly great-grandmother had attempted to defend
herself against the blows. She wasn’ t knocked unconscious by the initial blow
meaning she knew very well that it was her own flesh and blood ending her life.
After just mere
hours of deliberation, they found Nathan guilty of being party to first-degree
intentional murder and sentenced him to life imprisonment with a minimum of 31
years. Antonio Barbeau had already been convicted of first-degree intentional
homicide and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 35 years. When Nathan
is 49-years-old, he will have a chance of parole and when Antonio is 49-years-old,
he will have a chance of parole. Both murders will get a second chance at life
– something they denied Barbara Olson as she begged the young boy that she
helped raise from birth, for her life.
Yass, thank you, queen! 11.
do you listen to music when writing?
I do! And certain characters have their own theme tunes in my head (Armand [VC]: Ochi Chernye, Jesse Pinkman [BrBa]: New Slang). For my as yet incomplete werewolf AU, Au Fond du Lac by Feufollet is my song of choice. Music informs most of my writing, though I try very much not to reference lyrics in my fic now as I did when a baby in the VC fandom.
22. favourite story you have written
It is probably The Idiot. I based the Louis and Lestat dynamic on Raskolnikov and Razumikhin from Crime and Punishment. It was pretty well received, but I was secretly disappointed that it didn’t get anywhere near the attention of my slashier fare. I also really like The Grim Brothersbecause I freaking love love love French history and the Beast of Gevaudan thing fascinates me. I’m a flake and it’ll be a long time before that AU is finished, alas.
31. easiest part of writing
I find dialogue very easy to write and will often daydream the conversation between characters and scribble down what I remember as soon as possible. Everything else I find pretty hard, because I. am. a. flake. :(
in Wisconsin we don’t say “i love you,” we say “Hello everybody. This is going to be extremely explicit so if you don’t like swearing or angry people from Wisconsin then turn your mothereffing camera off now. I just got back from Bath and Body Works and I am going to start from the very beginning. I’m so mad right now, you guys literally have no idea. I was shaking, like for the past hour I have been shaking to the point where I couldn’t make a video I was so mad. So let me backtrack. If you guys watch my videos, you guys know I have been searching high and low ever since they had the candle sale two for 20 candles at Bath and Body Works. I have been searching for 2 scents. I have been searching for the Winter Candy Apple and Iced Gingerbread. This is the last day of the sale. Sunday. I have been calling my store in Appleton. Appleton Wisconsin. I want everyone to know, this happened in Appleton. I have been calling my store every day for the past week wanting these two scents. I want Winter Candy Apple, Iced Gingerbread. They were supposed to come out, they were launching in the stores October 29th. So they were supposed to come out. I’ve been calling Green Bay, Appleton, Fond du Lac, and the outlet in Oshkosh. All four stores dont have them, that’s not what makes me mad. Ticked me off a little bit but I thought eh they’ll come in, no big whoop. So I have to calm down cause this gets really bad here. So I’ve been calling, calling, calling. They don’t have them. This morning while actually yesterday I called my Appleton store and I said you know I hate to bother you again and I said if I’m harassing you or anything please let me know because I can be quite persistent so if you guys wanna take down my name and number and give me a call when they come in. Go right ahead and do that and that way you guys can call me when they come in. I gave her my name and number, haven’t heard from her. I went to the Oshkosh store today but before I went, I called the Appleton store. I said I’m looking for these two scents but if you guys don’t have them I’ll head to the Oshkosh store. I was amazed she said guess what, we have them in. I was like WHAT PLEASE PLEASE PUT ONE OF EACH ON HOLD I bought two Peach Bellinis a while ago actually I bought 3 so I was gonna take these 2 Peach Bellinis back and exchange them. And I thought Oh my gosh that’s awesome. I said I’m gonna go to Oshkosh first because I live in Neenah and then I’m gonna go all the way to Neenah. So I tell her to put a three wick Winter Candy Apple on hold and a three wick Iced Gingerbread. So I’m at the Oshkosh Outlet Mall, my mom and I are shopping around there. Just to let you guys know um traffic wise and thing it was a really busy day. That was the only good part, I think the Packers won I don’t know, I’ve been taking care of bitches ALL FUCKING DAY. Okay so I’m like seriously really upset, you guys are not gonna believe what just happened to me” and I think that’s beautiful
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Trooper Trevor Casper was shot and killed in Fond du Lac while attempting to apprehend a bank robbery and murder suspect at approximately 5:30 pm.
The subject was believed to have robbed a bank in Wausaukee approximately four hours earlier. Approximately one hour after the bank robbery the suspect abandoned the vehicle he was driving, murdered a citizen, and stole a second vehicle in Marinette County.
Trooper Casper located the second vehicle as it was being driven through Fond du Lac and began following it. The vehicle stopped near the intersection of U.S. 41 and West Johnson Street and the man opened fire on Trooper Casper. Trooper Casper returned fire and both he and the subject were killed.
Trooper Casper had graduated from the police academy only three months prior to the incident. He is survived by his parents and two sisters.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Wisconsin State Patrol
4802 Sheboygan Avenue Room 551
PO Box 7912
Madison, WI 53707
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Hello, everybody. This is going to be extremely explicit. So… if you don’t like swearing, um, or angry people – from Wisconsin – then turn your mothereffing camera off NOW. I just got back from Bath and Body Works and I am going to start from the veeery beginning. (sigh) I’m so mad right now, you guys literally have no idea. I was shaking, like, for the past hour I have been shaking to the point where I couldn’t even make a video because I was so mad. So let me backtrack. If you guys have been watching my videos, you all know that I have been searching high and low ever since they had the candle sale, um, 2 for $20 candles at Bath and Body Works. I have been searching for two scents. I have been searching for the Winter Candy Apple and the Iced Gingerbread. This is the last day of the sale, Sunday. I have been calling my store in Appleton… APPLETON, WISCONSIN, I want everybody to know… this happened in Appleton. I have been calling my store every day for the past week wanting these two scents. I want Winter Candy Apple, Iced Gingerbread. They were supposed to come out, uh, they were launching in the stores October 29th so they were supposed to be out. I have been calling Green Bay, Appleton, Fond du Lac, and the outlet in Oshkosh. All four stores don’t have them. That’s not what makes me mad. Ticked me off a little bit but I thought, ehh, they’ll eventually come in, no big whoop. So, (sigh) I have to calm down because this gets really bad here. So, I’ve been calling, calling, calling, they don’t have them. This morning, well actually yesterday, I called my Appleton store and I said, “You know, I hate to bother you again, but I’m calling about these candles,” and I said, “You know, if I’m harassing or anything in any way, please let me know…” I’m like, “‘Cause I can be quite persistent.” I said, “So, if you want to take down my name and number, like, go right ahead and do that because that way you guys can call me when you get them in.” THE APPLETON STORE. I gave her my name and number – hadn’t heard from her. I went to the Oshkosh store today, but before I went, I called my Appleton store again. I said, “I know I gave you my number and everything… I’ve been looking for these two candles… I’m going to the Oshkosh store, and if you guys have my two candles, I’ll head over there.” I was amazed, she said, “Guess what? We have them in!” I was like, what? I’m like, “Please, please! Put- put one of each on hold, um, I bought two Peach Bellinis a while ago, um, actually I bought three so I was just gonna take these two Peach Bellinis back and exchange them,” and I thought, oh my gosh, that’s awesome! So I said, “I’m gonna go to Oshkosh first, then I’m gonna head – because I live in Neenah – so I’m gonna go to Oshkosh first and then I’m gonna go all the way to Appleton to get these two candles because I want them and I know that once they get them in, they’re gonna be gone,” and I said, “Please hold a three wick Iced Gingerbread and a three wick Winter Candy Apple.” She said, “Will do.” Okay, everything’s fine. I get to Oshkosh, my mom and I are shopping around at the outlet mall there, um… just so that you guys know, uh, traffic-wise and things, it was a really busy day because the Packers were playing… this is the only good thing that happened, I think the Packers won – I don’t know! I’ve been busy taking care of bitches all fuckin’ day! (sigh) Okay. So, I’m like, I’m seriously really upset, you guys are not gonna believe what’s just happened to me. (sigh) Okay, so, my mom and I are at the outlet in Oshkosh and all of a sudden I get this call and I’m like, “Oh, that’s weird.” I miss the call so I call the number back and I’m like, “Who is this? Someone just called me,” and she’s like “Oh, this is Bath and Body Works!” She’s like, “I was just wondering what time, about, you were coming.” And I said, “Well, I’m in Oshkosh, we’re leaving in about fifteen minutes, and then we’re headed to Appleton and we will be there right away. I’m just gonna go in and out and that’s it.” Okay, she said, “I just want to let you know that those two candles that I said that we had, they’re not actually in our store, they’re in an 'off-site store.’” I’m like, “An off-site store?” And she’s like, “Yeah, it’ll only take us a few minutes to go and get them but I just want to know where you were abouts at the time.” I said, “Okay…” I said, um, “Well,” I said, “I don’t really want to inconvenience you,” I said, “If you’re just going to this 'off-site store’ just to get my two candles,” and she’s like, “Oh, no, no, no,” she’s like, “We’ll just grab all of them and bring them on over,” I said, “Okay.” I said, “Well, I’m leaving in about ten to fifteen minutes, I’ll be there in a half an hour.” Okay, no problem, great. Hang up the phone. I get to Appleton, my mom does all the shopping, she spent probably like sixty dollars, I would say, um, getting stuff. So, my mom gets stuff and I go up to the register with my two candles and my mom did her transaction first and I’m like, “Hi,” I’m like, “I was the person who called, um, can you please, um… you know, get my candles because I’m just gonna exchange them?” And the woman looked at me really funny and she’s like… she was- she was really a bitch to me, the woman- the first woman who helped me out, she had blonde hair, I don’t know her name… but she was kind of rude to me and she was like, “Um, I really don’t know anything about that,” and I’m like, “Oh, no, that’s no problem,” I’m like, “I’m sure the manager knows, not a big deal.” And she’s like, “Okay, well, I’m gonna help the person in back of you first,” and she’s like, “Just wait a minute.” So then she leaves and goes to get the manager, comes back, and says, “They’re not in the store.” And I’m like, “Oh, no, no, no, I just- I just talked to somebody like a half an hour ago and they said that they were gonna get them right away and come back.” She’s like, “We didn’t leave yet.” And I’m like, “You didn’t leave yet?” I’m like, “I called about a half an hour ago,” I’m like, “They should be here.” And she said, “I’m- we’ve just been really busy.” I look around… there’s barely anybody in the s- FRICKIN’ STORE! There’s barely anybody in the store because the Packers are playing today and everybody is at home watching TV, where I probably should’ve been. So I said, “Okay.” She said, “Let me talk to my manager.” So she goes back, ge- talks to the manager, comes back out and she’s like, “Okay, well, the girl is leaving right now to get your candles, um, so, yeah. The girl is leaving right now,” and I’m like, “Okay,” I’m like, “Well, I’m not going anywhere else in the mall, I’m here just for the sole purpose of getting these candles, so I’m gonna wait right here.” She’s like, “Okay, well I’ll just help the next customer back of you,” and I’m like, “Okay,” and I’m waiting. Waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting. About fifteen minutes later, miss “Jen,” manager “Jen” comes out and says, “I am so, so sorry. I honestly thought that we had your candles at our 'off-site’ store. But we only have the small, four-ouncers in.” (sigh) And I said, very calmly, “You’re kidding me, right?” She said no. She’s like, um, “What I can do,” she said, “Is I can call around to the o-” and I said no. I said, “I’ve been calling Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, Appleton… um, where else? Green Bay.” I said, “I’ve been calling all the stores and no one has them,” I was like, “I was just so relieved when you told me this morning that you had them and I came all the way from Oshkosh to get them,” and I’m like, “What do you mean you don’t have them?” And she’s like, “We- we just don’t have them,” she’s like, “I’m sorry, it’s my mistake.” So then I’m like, “Okay…” I’m like, “Well, I guess I’ll get my Peach Bellini candles back…” And then she’s like, “Okay.” So she walks all the way around, gets my candles. As she’s packaging them up, I’m like, okay, I’m like, “I don’t want to be rude or anything,” I said, “But I think I deserve something.” I’m like, “If it’s a free item, or a gift certificate, or something for what just happened here,” I said, “Because I have been on you guys for a week to try to get these candles, and with you telling me that they were here and I came and I carted myself and my mother all the way to Appleton to get these mothereffing candles th-”, I didn’t say that, I’m thinking this in my head, this is all going on in my head… and I had a very pleasant face when I was talking. So you know what- you know what “Jen” says to me? You know what this goddamn “Jen” says to me? “I can give you some coupons and put these in your bag.” And I said, “Jen, I have every single coupon that Bath and Body Works has.” I said, “I have about ten of them. I don’t need any more coupons!” I said, “Can you give me something else? Something?” She takes my original receipt, from my Peach Bellinis, takes it out of the bag and says, “There’s an 800 number on the top of this receipt and when you call, you’ll get a live person and you can explain to them what happened and I’m sure they’ll be able to help you with something.” And I said, “A live person?! Who the FUCK do you think I’m talking to now? Am I talking to you, who is not really here? Are you reality?! Because I thought you were a live person! Are you not a live person?” I left out the F word. And she looked at me and said, “I’m sorry, ma'am, I can’t help you.” And I said, “Give me my candles now.” And she kept on apologizing and I said, “I wanna leave this store, give me my candles NOW,” meaning my Peach Bellinis. So she gave my, my Peach Bellinis and I was on my- my merry fucking way. And that bitch Jen, you know what I’m gonna do, Jen? I’m calling your district manager! I’m telling them what happened and what you did and how you fucked up. And I’m telling them how that other blonde girl was rude to me… I’m telling them, Jen. Oh, Jen, your ass… your ass is gonna get reamed. Tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk… it was just a really, really bad situation that ended badly. And I’m done now. Thank you for watching. Please share this video with everybody so we can know- have everybody know, in the state of Wisconsin and around the whole United States, that “Jen” from Appleton needs to check her shit out. Bye.