Conspiracy To Commit Homicide Charges Still Pending Against Sarona Man

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 | DrydenWire |


A Sarona, WI man is still facing felony charges for conspiracy to commit homicide, and conspiracy to solicit homicide in Washburn County Circuit Court even as he serves a lengthy prison term on a prior Washburn County conviction.

Online circuit court records show that Russell Wilson, of Sarona, WI, appeared in Washburn County Circuit Court on Friday, August 31, 2018, regarding his pending charges for Class A Felony Conspiracy to Commit 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, and Class A Felony Solicitation of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide.

DrydenWire.com reported in December 2016 that Wilson was sentenced to serve 20 years in State Prison for a conviction of Class C Felony Repeated Sexual Assault of a Child.

A criminal complaint filed against Wilson states that the intended victims in the conspiracy to commit homicide case were the victim in the sexual assault case along with the mother of the victim and the mother’s ‘new boyfriend’.

According to online circuit court records, an Attorney from the Wisconsin Department of Justice appeared for the State of Wisconsin for the August 31, 2018 hearing. The court heard testimony from multiple witnesses, and an Oral Ruling hearing is scheduled later in September 2018. No details were available at the time of this post as to the nature of the decision to be announced in the Court’s Oral Ruling.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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Sarona Man Sentenced to 20 Years in State Prison for Sexual Assault of Child

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | DrydenWire


Russell Wilson, of Sarona, WI, was sentenced in Washburn County Circuit Court today, December 21st, 2016, for a conviction of Repeated Sexual Assault of a Child, a Class C Felony.

The court ordered Wilson to serve 20 years of confinement in Wisconsin State Prison, followed by 20 years of supervision by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole. Wilson was given credit for 386 days served in county jail. He will be required to register as a sex offender.

Wilson also has another pending criminal case in Washburn County Circuit Court, reported on by DrydenWire.com on November 7, 2016, in which Wilson is charged with Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Intentional Homicide and Solicitation of First Degree Intentional Homicide.

Those charges are based on the testimony and evidence of an undercover agent who assisted Washburn County Sheriff's Office in the investigation of Wilson's plans, and was ultimately hired by Wilson to kill the child victim of his sexual assaults along with her mother and her mother's boyfriend; after which time reports were referred by the Sheriff's Office and the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation to the Office of the District Attorney for the charges to be filed against Wilson.

The Court also addressed the charges of Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Intentional Homicide and Solicitation of First Degree Intentional Homicide today, December 21st, 2016 and found that the State's case has probable cause to proceed in criminal court.


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Sarona Man Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder of Child Sexual Assault Victim

Monday, November 7, 2016 | DrydenWire


Charges have been filed in Washburn County Circuit Court against Russell L. Wilson, of Sarona, WI, for Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Intentional Homicide and Solicitation of First Degree Intentional Homicide.

Russell Wilson was previously charged in 2015 with the Repeated Sexual Assault of a Child; documents filed on November 7th in the Washburn County Circuit Court detail that between the dates of September 13th, 2016 and October 3rd, 2016, Russell Wilson sought out the assistance of a cellmate in finding a hitman who could kill the victim of his 2015 sexual assault charge and the mother of his victim, as well as the mother's 'new boyfriend'.

Washburn County Investigators worked with the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation, and ultimately Wilson hired a “hitman” (a special agent working undercover) to kill these three individuals before a certain court date on his 2015 pending charge of sexual assault.

Over the course of a few weeks, Wilson had multiple telephone conversations in which he arranged a payment plan with a price of $6,000 and set out the details of how the hitman should complete the job of killing these people. Wilson finalized the deal by offering a truck as payment and followed through with completion of that payment for the homicide of his intended victims.

According to public record, Wilson did ultimately plead guilty on October 13th, 2016, to his charge of repeated sexual assault on a child and is now awaiting sentencing for that conviction.

Wilson was also convicted and sentenced in 1993 in Barron County, WI for 1st Degree Sexual Assualt of a Child.

Wilson is set to appear in Washburn County Circuit Court on November 14th, 2016 for these new charges of Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Intentional Homicide and Solicitation of First Degree Intentional Homicide.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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