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Preliminary hearings scheduled for 5 charged in Valliere murder


March 27, 2018

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Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe JOSEPH LUSSIER, 26, of Lac du Flambeau, Wis., appears in Iron County Court on March 5. A May 23 preliminary examination was scheduled Monday for Lussier and four other defendants in the death of Wayne Valliere Jr. of Lac du Flambeau. Iron County Sheriff's Department lead investigator Lt. Paul Samardich looks on, while defense attorney Craig Haukaas is at left.


HURLEY - May 23 preliminary examinations have been scheduled in Iron County Court for the five suspects in the murder of a Lac du Flambeau, Wis., man.

An early Monday court scheduling conference was conducted for the five men who are being held on $1 million cash bonds set by Iron County Judge Patrick Madden.

Curtis A. Wolfe, 26, of Lac du Flambeau; James Lussier, 19, of Woodruff; Joseph D. Lussier, 26, of Lac du Flambeau; Richard F.A. Allen, 27, of Lac du Flambeau, and Evan T. Oungst, 27, of Arbor Vitae, are charged with conspiracy to commit first...

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