Sept. 30, 2005
According to Sheriff Pete Quirin of Monroe County, Wisconsin, Seth
Hammes was killed by a 22-caliber rifle while he was out bow and arrow
hunting. He had been shot in the pelvis and then in the heart. As he
was using his camcorder at the time of the killing, he recorded
24-year old Russell Schroeder in a nearby field.
The police found the camcorder near Hammesís body and were able to
identify Schroeder. Both Hammesís screaming and Schroederís promise
that he would get help were recorded. Schroeder is facing 85 years in
prison. He allegedly went to a party after killing Hammes without
calling for help as he had promised.
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