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The court sentenced an 84-year-old man Thursday to consecutive existence sentences regarding the a dual homicide in northeastern Wisconsin, a situation which had lain dormant for many years before investigators used a DNA sample to create an arrest.
A jury charged Raymand Vannieuwenhoven in This summer of killing 25-year-old David Schuldes and 24-year-old Ellen Matheys. The pair was discovered shot in McClintock Park in Marinette County.
Judge James Morrison stated the existence sentences were appropriate because of the “depraved” and “unspeakable” nature from the crimes, WLUK-TV reported.
The pair was engaged to become married coupled with planned to camp around the block. These were going to take a stroll if somebody shot Schuldes. The killer chased Matheys lower, sexually assaulted her after which shot her two times within the chest.
The slayings went unsolved in excess of 4 decades. In 2019, investigators determined that the DNA sample obtained from evidence in the crime scene came the Vannieuwenhoven family. A DNA sample from Vannieuwenhoven themself — acquired from the licked envelope for any survey on police performance he completed — matched the sample in the scene, based on the criminal complaint.
Vannieuwenhoven was billed in March 2019 with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and something count of first-degree sexual assault. That count was ultimately ignored since the time limit for this type of charge had expired. There’s no time limit for homicide.
WLUK-TV reported that Vannieuwenhoven gave a defiant and often rambling statement throughout the sentencing hearing, criticizing Da DeShea Morrow.
Some of the victims’ family people requested Morrison to impose existence sentences but Vannieuwenhoven’s daughter stated the only real factor that Morrow demonstrated was that her father had cheating.
Defense attorneys attempted introducing evidence implicating two other possible suspects but Morrison denied their motions, establishing a potential appeal.
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