Suspects Charged in Sawyer County Murder Case

By KBJR News 1

August 6, 2010 Updated May 22, 2009 at 8:35 PM CST

The suspects in the murder case of a 93-year-old woman were formally charged on Friday.

The suspects are 27-year-old Christopher Roalson and 15-year-old Austin Davis.

Both have been charged with 1st-degree intentional homicide and felony burglary. According to our news partner the Sawyer County Recorder, the juvenile is being charged as an adult.

The crime that's been called a quote "thrill killing" with satanic overtones by authorities, happened on May 3rd. Officials say the two forced their way into Roszak's home that night. The elderly woman was murdered in her bed and received more than a dozen stab wounds to her body--one wound penetrated her heart.

According to the Sawyer County Record, an acquaintance of Roalson informed an investigator that Roalson told her the victim was begging for her life and praying--and that Roalson said something similar to 'Hail Satan' while he was stabbing the victim.

Roszak's body was found that Tuesday morning by a healthcare worker.

Both suspects are being held on one million dollars bail. They have court appearances in June.

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