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District court upholds Whyte 2007 stabbing conviction

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The overwhelming evidence of Peter G. Whyte's guilt in killing Suzanne Weiland in August 2006 makes any alleged error in admitting hearsay evidence harmless, ruled an appeals court.


In a decision released Tuesday, Wisconsin's District III Court of Appeals affirmed a St. Croix County jury's verdict, convicting Whyte, 54, of second-degree intentional homicide. He is currently serving a 40-year term in Waupun Correctional Institution.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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