Nekoosa man arrested for first degree intentional homicide
For the City Times
NEKOOSA – A Nekoosa man has been arrested for first degree intentional homicide of a 20-year-old mentally and physically disabled female.
On Jan. 17, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Wood County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting that a female in her 20s was found unresponsive at a home in the city of Nekoosa. The caller described the female as a paraplegic that is unable to walk or talk.
Emergency responders performed life-saving measures, but they were unsuccessful and the individual was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy was performed and it was determined that the victim, Samantha M. Roberts, 20, of Nekoosa, died as a result of severe head trauma.
On Jan. 20, Paul M. Carter, 43, of Nekoosa, was arrested for first degree intentional homicide and booked into the Wood County Jail. Carter had been living in the same home as the victim for less than 30 days but was not a relative.
On Jan. 21, Carter appeared in Wood County Circuit Court and is being held on a $1 million bond.
The Wood County Sheriff’s Department, Wood County Coroner, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, and the Wisconsin State Patrol are assisting the Nekoosa Police Department with the investigation.