BARRON, WI (WTAQ) - Prosecutors said a Rice Lake woman arranged for her lover and another man to kill her ex-husband -- and the two men tried killing him six times before they finally succeeded.
29-year-old Trista Raven-Hrabak was charged Monday in Barron County with being a party to first-degree intentional homicide. The same charge was filed against the boyfriend, 34-year-old Ian Skjerly of Rice Lake -- and an alleged hired hit man, 37-year-old Robert McBain of Cameron.
All three are charged in last Monday's shooting death of 33-year-old Daniel Raven at his home near Barron.
According to prosecutors, Skjerly said the woman wanted her ex-husband dead because she had disputes with him over child support. Officials said McBain was offered up to $800 to help Skjerly pull off the murder, and they had tried several times since last November.
Deputies said Raven was shot twice through a window with a deer rifle last Monday night.
All three suspects are being held under bonds of a quarter-million dollars each. They're due back in court next Monday for preliminary hearings.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)