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Rick gets life for Bear Trap murder-arson

 

December 27, 2017



Editor’s note: Prosecution on two fronts that resulted from the arson-murder investigation that began in 2016 at the Bear Trap Inn at Saxon, Wis., was voted by the Daily Globe staff as the number 4 story of 2017.

By RALPH ANSAMI

ransami@yourdailyglobe.com

HURLEY — An empty lot in Saxon, Wis., is about all that remains in one of the most sordid criminal chapters in the history of Iron County.

On June 1, Donald Rick, 45, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for burning down the Bear Trap Inn, killing Lisa Waldros, of Kimball.

At the sentencing hearing in Iron County Court, Dean...



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