Valliere murder case ranks as top 4 story

 

December 27, 2018

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

JOSEPH LUSSIER, left, and his attorney, Craig Haukaas, listen to arguments during Lussier's preliminary hearing on murder charges in May in Iron County Court. Lussier and Richard Allen were convicted in an August week-long trial.

Editor's note: The Daily Globe is counting down the top five stories of 2018. Today's story, number 4, is about the events surrounding the murder of Wayne Valliere Jr. in the Mercer, Wis., area a year ago. Number 5 was the ambulance millage that was passed for three years in Gogebic County.

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By RALPH ANSAMI

ransami@yourdailyglobe.com

As 2019 approaches, the Lac du Flambeau tribal community continues to deal with a holiday horror of a year ago.

The body of 25-year-old tribal member Wayne M. Valliere Jr. was found off a tote road near Mercer on New Year's day and five men were eventuall...



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