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2 convicted in Valliere murder intend to appeal


August 22, 2018


HURLEY — The two men who were convicted of murdering Lac du Flambeau tribal member Wayne Valliere Jr. have indicated they intend to appeal the Iron County Court decision.

A 12-person Iron County jury deliberated about an hour and a half on Aug. 13 before finding Joseph Lussier, 27, and Richard Allen, 28, guilty of first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse in the Dec. 22 shooting death.

Iron County Judge Patrick Madden then sentenced the two to life in prison without parole, although their attorneys requested a pre-sentence investigati...

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