Judge Thomas Wayne called Aspseter a selfish. unrepentant man with almost no redeeming qualities.
Sparta, Wis. — A Wisconsin man was sentenced Wednesday to life. And 120 years in prison for killing his step-grandfather with an ax. And injuring two others during an argument at the step-grandfather’s home.
Monroe County Circuit Judge Todd Ziegler called 38-year-old. Thomas Wayne Aspsetter a selfish. unrepentant man with almost no redeeming qualities before sentencing him. The La Crosse Tribune reported.
“There is a struggle to find the positive aspects of Mr Aspseter’s character,” the judge said.
According to prosecutors, Aspseter was staying with her 87-year-old step-grandfather Bernard Waite. But Waite wanted her to leave the home in Sparta. A community of about 10,000 people between Milwaukee and Minneapolis. Aspsetter apparently returned to the home in June 2021. While Waite was at a family gathering in Waukesha and used a crowbar to get inside.
Waite and his brother and sister-in-law. Michael and Margaret Waite, returned home to find aspsetters on the property. Bernard Waite told him to leave. An enraged Aspsetter then attacked Bernard and Michael Waite with an axe. Hitting them both in the head and striking Margaret Waite in the arm.
According to the complaint, Espsetter. Then admitted to shooting Bernard Waite in the neck with a rifle called 911.
He was convicted of aggravated assault last year.