Welch wants to warn youth away from crime
Shortly after his sentencing last week, convicted killer Justin Welch said he'd like to get involved with a "Scared Straight"-type program to help influence youth to avoid a life of crime.
In talking with reporter Donna Frake, Welch -- who was sentenced to life in prison for killing 39-year-old Kimberly Smith in 2009 -- expressed remorse for the crime, and frustration that Judge James Kieffer doubted his sincerity.
Read more in Tuesday's Oconomowoc Focus and Lake Country Reporter.
"I never stopped thinking about it every single day. I can’t believe I did it," Welch said. "I destroyed a lot of lives. I would give anything to go back in time.
"I don’t expect her family to forgive me, I just want them to know it is sincere," he added.
"The judge said he doesn’t feel I was remorseful, that I was putting on a show. That bothered me," he said.
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