Wis. Man Involved in 'Thrill Kill' Sentenced to Life in Prison
Posted at: 03/04/2013 2:46 PM
| Updated at: 03/04/2013 2:50 PM
By: Alan Hoglund
A Wisconsin man involved in what authorities called "a thrill kill" with "satanic overtones" in 2009, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole, according to the state court website.
The sentence for Christopher Roalson came Monday afternoon at the Sawyer County Courthouse in Hayward, following a victim impact statement.
Roalson was involved in the death of 93-year-old Irena Roszak in her Radisson, Wisconsin home. She had been bludgeoned with a chair and sustained 17 stab wounds. Court documents say Roalson told Roszak to worship the devil and that God could not save her, as she begged and prayed for her life.
Following five days of trial in September, and two hours of deliberation, a jury found him guilty of first degree intentional homicide, and armed burglary.
Also involved in the crime was teenager Austin Davis. In November, Davis was sentenced to eight years in prison, followed by seven years on extended supervision. He will get more than three years credit for time served.
Court documents say Roalson met Davis a few nights before the incident, and convinced the teen to come with him to kill a different couple, but were scared off at that house.