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Cousin claims Allen confessed to Iron murder


August 7, 2018


HURLEY — A key witness in the trial of two Lac du Flambeau men who are charged in the execution-style shooting of a fellow tribal member testified Monday one of them confessed to the crime.

Clint Eades Jr. testified Richard F.A. Allen, 27, said he and Joseph D. Lussier, 26, shot and killed Wayne M. Valliere Jr. on Dec. 22.

Allen and Lussier are charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in the death of Valliere. It was the opening day of their Iron County trial.

Eades, who said he is a cousin of Allen, said the tw...

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