weather

57°

Clear | 0MPH

NEWSROOM * CIRCULATION * ADVERTISING

CONTACT US MANAGE ACCOUNT SUBSCRIBE

Tuesday

September 2014

2

Johnson gets life without parole in Smith murder

Waukesha - Jack Johnson, found guilty in the murder of Kimberly Smith of Oconomowoc, was sentenced Friday afternoon to life without parole by Judge James Kieffer.

Johnson's attorney Mark Rosen, said he has already filed paperwork to appeal the sentence.

Kieffer repeatedly asked Johnson how he valued human life before he gave the sentence of life in prison. Family of Smith, including her sister, spoke giving a very emotional testimony with lots of tears. They played a slide show of Smith's life. At one point, Johnson turned to look at Smith's sister while she spoke, but other than that, remained still and emotionless during the proceedings.

Johnson, 67, of Mexico was convicted last month of conspiring with longtime friend, Darren Wold, to hire Justin P. Welch, 28, of California, to kill Smith. Wold and Smith share a son and were engaged in a bitter custody dispute.

Wold is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 20, but prosecutors would like to have him sentenced sooner after recent behavior engaging in a hunger strike. (Visit, www.livinglakecountry.com/lakecountryreporter/policeandcourts/after-verdict-wold-went-on-hunger-strike-po35llm-134406148.html, for more on this story).

Welch has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole at age 70.
 

Watch for more on Johnson's sentencing Friday and a hearing held last week regarding Wold's medical issues in Tuesday's Living Oconomowoc Focus.

 

 

 

 

 

He received life without any parole

 

 

 


Living Lake Country

E-mail Newsletter

Top stories from the Lake Country area. Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.
Tools
TEXT SIZE

Lakecountry Watch

View All Posts Got a tip? rss
Lake Country Construction Guide

 

Consruction season is underway in Lake Country and

we've got you covered when it comes to street closures and delays:

Mukwonago area projects

Sussex, Menomonee Falls area projects

Kettle Moraine area projects

Greater Lake Country area projects

 

Community Pride 2014

  

Celebrate Lake Country 

communities with stories

of community pride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rummage Router
Just click to find a rummage near you
Your Photos
Lisa Rushman - Hartland, WI 53029 , WI
Community Blogs

Lake Country residents share their views on news, happenings and current events.

Eagle's Eye
By Al Neuhauser
Global Humbug IX-Environmental Madness

It's Hemmer Time
By Amy L. Geiger-Hemmer
My Gun

Cook's Corner
By Cynthia Acosta Luksich
Some recipes just scream summer: No bake raspberry lemon bars

Bernie Ziebart

The Engineering Perspective
By Bernie Ziebart
Venezuela: the liberal utopia

Fair E-tales

Until next time

LivingLakeCountry.com features more than a dozen community bloggers - a group of volunteer conversation leaders who are up on the latest topics and never short on an opinion. Just a few are pictured here. Check out the rest and see what they have to say!

View All Blogs

Discussion Guidelines

Do you want to become a Community Blogger? LivingLakeCountry.com welcomes your thoughts and opinions. Contact us for more information:
I want to blog

Legal Notices
Back to top