Racine man sentenced for killing good Samaritan
- Associated Press
- October 10, 2013 - 5:25 PM
RACINE, Wis. — A Racine man has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for killing a retired teacher who doled out quarters to those in need at laundries in town.
Sixty-eight-year-old Wilbert Thomas was convicted in June in the October 2010 beating and strangulation of 67-year-old Sandra Lee Teichow, of Lake Geneva, and of stealing her quarters.
The Journal Times reports (http://bit.ly/1ar53gb ) that Thomas attended Thursday's hearing in a padded suicide-prevention suit and sat in a wheelchair. He told the court he'll appeal.
Racine County Circuit Court Judge Tim Boyle rejected Thomas' insanity plea. He ruled last month that while Thomas had a mental condition at the time of the killing, he had the mental capacity to understand that his actions could result in her death.
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