Sparta homicide

Accused murderer 36-year-old Thomas W. Aspseter of Sparta waived his preliminary hearing in Monroe County Circuit Court last Friday and was ordered bound over for trial by presiding Judge Todd Ziegler. He set an arraignment date for Aug. 6. Aspseter is charged with first degree murder in the June 6...
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has yet to release any new details on a homicide that occurred in rural Sparta June 6. Lt. Jeff Spencer said the suspect is still hospitalized in serious condition with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and investigators have not been able to talk to him. Last week,...
Authorities identified the deceased victim in a rural Sparta attack that left three others injured, including the alleged attacker, as 87-year-old Bernard Waite. According the Monroe County Sheriff’s office, which is investigating the incident that occurred at a Town of Sparta home Sunday, June 13...

Emergency personnel load one of the people involved in a disturbance at an Icarus Road home in the Town of Sparta onto a GundersenAir helicopter at landing zone set up in the intersection of Icarus Road and Hwy. 16. Herald photo Pat Mulvaney.
Authorities are investigating a homicide that occurred at a Town of Sparta home Sunday on Icarus Road just south of Hwy. 16. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, at about 11:40 a.m., the Monroe County 911 Communication Center received a call reporting a disturbance at the home and...

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