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Rick charged with murder, arson in Bear Trap blaze

 

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Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe AN EARLY morning fire destroys the Bear Trap Inn at Saxon, Wis., on March 12. AN EARLY morning fire destroys the Bear Trap Inn at Saxon, Wis., on March 12.

HURLEY - A Saxon, Wis., man has been charged with murder and arson in the March 12 fire that destroyed the Bear Trap Inn in Saxon, resulting in the death of Lisa Waldros.

Donald Rick, 44, who resided on Church Street at the time of the fire, is scheduled to appear in Iron County Court on the charges next Monday at 1:45 p.m.

He told investigators that he stabbed Waldros in burglarizing the tavern, then burned the building in an attempt to make it look like she had died in the fire.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Iron County Court on Monday, Rick also faces charges of mutilatio...



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