Teen Sentenced in 'Thrill Kill'

Posted at: 11/30/2012 11:38 AM
Updated at: 11/30/2012 2:18 PM
By: Alan Hoglund

A Wisconsin teen involved in what authorities called "a thrill kill" with "satanic overtones" in 2009, has been sentenced to eight years in prison, followed by seven years on extended supervision, according to the state court website. It also says he will get more than three years credit for time served.

The sentence for Austin Davis came Friday morning at the Sawyer County Courthouse in Hayward, following a victim impact statement and a statement from Davis. He was previously sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2010 for his involvement in the death of 93-year-old Irena Roszak in her Radisson, Wisconsin home. But in May, a judge granted Davis a new sentencing hearing in front of a different judge.

Roszak was found dead in May of 2009. She had been bludgeoned with a chair and sustained 17 stab wounds. Davis was 15 at the time of the murder.

Also involved in the crime was Christopher Roalson. Following five days of trial in September, and two hours of deliberation, a jury found him guilty of first degree intentional homicide, and armed burglary.

Court documents say Roalson told Roszak to worship the devil and that God could not save her, as she begged and prayed for her life.

Court documents say Roalson met Davis a few nights before the incident, and convinced the teen to come with him to kill a different couple, but were scared off at that house.

Roalson is scheduled to be sentenced in March.