Nekoosa man pleads not guilty in murder of disabled woman
By City Times staff
A Nekoosa man charged in the murder of his girlfriend’s 20-year-old mentally and physically disabled daughter has pled not guilty.
Paul M. Carter, 43, was in Wood County Court on March 12 to respond to a charge of first degree intentional homicide for a January incident.
On Jan. 17, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the 20-year-old was found unresponsive at a home in the city of Nekoosa.
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, 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.
On March 3, Carter was formally charged in Wood County Court with first-degree intentional homicide.
Carter remains in the Wood County Jail on a $1,000,000 cash bond.