Judge declares Siepmann killer not responsible
A Waukesha County Circuit Court judge has sentenced Richard B. Wilson, 17, of Fox Point to a mental facility for killing his grandfather, Ronald Siepman, 78, of the Town of Merton on May 8. Wilson originally entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity in September, and a judge ordered a psychological evaluation.
This morning, Wilson changed his plea, and said he was guilty of committing the murder.
The judge said that was the first phase of today's hearing, and in the second phase, after considering the doctor's report, he declared Wilson not mentally responsible for his actions. He ordered him sent to a state mental health facility.
According to the criminal complaint, Wilson's mother said her son suffers from schizophrenia.
Wilson was accused of using an ax to bludgeon Siepmann to death as the family gathered at his home for a Mother's Day celebration. Siepmann was the founder of Siepmann Realty
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