Rhonda Mertes

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Wis. Court Upholds 1999 Homicide Conviction

A state appeals court says a man accused of brutally beating a woman and leaving her body near an abandoned building in Wausau was properly convicted. Prosecutors in 2007 charged James Emerson with first-degree intentional homicide in the 1999 slaying of Rhonda Mertes. A jury found him guilty in 2009 and a judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole.

06/26/2012

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