Attorney: East Troy man didn’t know acquaintance would shoot friend

By Vicky Wedig

SLN staff

Evidence surrounding a robbery and shooting one of the men involved in an East Troy homicide committed in 1999 will be allowed in the upcoming trial of the second man charged in the case.

         Tyler Odell

During a hearing in Walworth County Circuit Court on Nov. 29, the attorney for Tyler Odell, 23, of East Troy, asked that evidence from a crime that Robert M. Sterling committed 18 years ago in Illinois be used in Odell’s trial.

Sterling, 32, of McHenry, Ill., and Odell were charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the Jan. 2 shooting death of David Bauspies at Odell’s East Troy apartment. Sterling pleaded guilty to the charge July 19 and was sentenced Sept. 15 to 15 years in state prison and 10 years extended supervision.

Odell is scheduled to go on trial in April.

For the full story, see Southern Lakes Newspapers’ publications including the Dec. 6 East Troy Times.

 
 

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