Sawyer County Murder Trial To Feature Vilas County Jury

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 7:10 am

On Monday, A Sawyer County judge decided that the murder trial of Chris Roalson will feature a jury from another county.

There were concerns about pre-trial publicity surrounding Roalson’s case. He’s charged with murdering Irena Roszak three years ago. Roszak, who was 93 years old, was stabbed to death in her home in Radisson.

Roalson’s jury will be picked in Vilas County. The week-long trial is scheduled to begin in September.

A teenager was already convicted in the case. Austin Davis told investigators his job was to be the lookout and take anything valuable. A judge sentenced him to 25 years in prison, which was a longer sentence than what a plea agreement called for. According to court documents, he will now be re-sentenced before a different judge.

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