5th suspect arrested in Lac du Flambeau homicide

February 19, 2018

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice says the last of five suspects has been arrested for a Lac du Flambeau homicide.

The DOJ said Sunday evening the 19-year-old man was arrested in Oshkosh for the death of Wayne Valliere Jr. Investigators say the five drove the 25-year-old Lac du Flambeau man to a secluded spot in the Iron County community of Mercer, beat him and shot him eight times because they thought he was a police informant.

Police previously arrested four others in the Dec. 22 homicide. All are facing charges of being a party to the crimes of first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse.

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