A criminologist said the case of the shooting of Wauwatosa police officer Jennifer Sebena is not cut-and-dried.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
An East Troy man stands accused of attempted murder of a Wauwatosa resident after a caller warns police that a truck has been circling his block — and officers find the driver has hatched a strange plot to kill an old friend.
OUTSIDE MILWAUKEE, WI -- A local man's obsession with protecting children and his delusion that an old friend was a child sex offender led him to plan to murder the man, according to police, as detailed in a criminal complaint. Daniel G. Plevak, 54, of East Troy, was charged Thursday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with attempted first-degree intentional homicide and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Although Plevak never actually confronted his intended victim, the complaint shows, Wauwatosa police believe he had the ways, the means and the clear intent to commit the crime of murder, that he was about to do so, and that their actions stopped its commission. According to the criminal complaint: About 5 p.m. on Dec. 30, a resident…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Judge calls the slaying of Air Page Corp. owner John Aegerter "premeditated, cold-blooded murder." Lynn Hajny implores, "I'm not a heartless monster," as judge imposes 15 years in prison for her and 30 years for Tommy Douyette.
A man who brutally killed a wealthy Brookfield businessman and the woman accused of brow-beating him into doing it were sentenced Tuesday to prison. Waukesha County Circuit Judge Patrick Haughney ordered Lynn M. Hajny, 49, of New Berlin, to serve the maximum 15 years nine months in prison, followed by five years three months on extended supervision. He sentenced Tommy V. Douyette, 43, of Milwaukee, to a 30-year prison term – 10 years less than the maximum – followed by the maximum 20 years on extended supervision. Authorities say Douyette is the one who fatally beat and strangled John Aegerter, 63, in Aegerter's Brookfield garage late on the night of June 21, 2011. But Douyette told police he was badgered and manipulated into it by Lynn …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Lynn Hajny concedes state's evidence, including victim's blood on her clothing, would convict her of a part in killing, but prosecutor's feared 1st-degree charge wouldn't stick given accomplice's shifting story.
A New Berlin woman was convicted Monday of a reduced felony murder charge in the brutal murder of a Brookfield businessman, under a plea deal that exposes her to a maximum sentence of less than half the time her co-defendant faces. Lynn M. Hajny, 49, entered a so-called Alford guilty plea Monday to felony murder due to aggravated battery, under which she does not admit guilt but concedes there is sufficient evidence to convict and wishes to accept a plea deal. Under the deal — which came one week before she was set to go to trial for her role in the death of John Aegerter, 63 — Hajny will face a maximum sentence of 15 years and nine months in prison, followed by five years and three months on extended supervision in the community. She had …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Tommy Douyette, who confessed to beating and strangling Air Page Corp. owner John Aegerter, says he was browbeat into it by Lynn Hajny, who plotted with Mark Finken, a Wauwatosa police clerk who killed himself amid investigation.
A New Berlin woman and a Wauwatosa police clerk were the cold masterminds behind the brutal murder of a Brookfield businessman, a member of the plot told Brookfield police during during a lengthy confession. Tommy Douyette said his girlfriend, Lynn Hajny, browbeat him into killing John Aegerter on June 21, 2011, to steal his radio communications wealth after months of planning that included the police clerk, Mark Finken. Their intention was to murder the eccentric ham radio operator, steal his identity and eventually split the millions they believed he was worth, Douyette said. Hajny's husband, Albert Hajny, worked for Aegerter, who owned about 75 radio transmission towers, ran several companies and was president of Air Page Corp., 14150…