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Two sentenced to life in Valliere murder case


August 14, 2018


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HURLEY — Two men who were convicted Monday afternoon of the execution-style killing of Lac du Flambeau tribal member Wayne Valliere Jr. were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

A 12-person Iron County jury deliberated for about an hour and a half before finding Joseph Lussier, 27, and Richard Allen, 28, guilty of murder with the use of a gun and hiding a corpse in the Dec. 22 shooting death in a remote area on Swamp Creek Road near Mercer.

Iron County Judge Patrick Madden then sentenced the two.

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