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Wisconsin Department of Justice Agents Partner With Oconto County Sheriff's Department in Arson, Homicide Case




PULASKI - On July 29, 2010, Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) agents, along with the Oconto County Sheriffs Office, arrested Randall C. Staeven for his involvement in the May 14, 2009 death of Christine M. Staeven and a fire at her home.


According to the criminal complaint, Randall Staeven has been charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide, Arson of a building, three counts of Reckless Endangerment and Mutilating a Corpse. Staeven is scheduled for an initial appearance in court on Friday, July 30, 2010, 10:00 A.M. in front of the Honorable Judge Michael T. Judge.


The arrest was a result of a joint investigation by investigators from the Oconto County Sheriff's Department and DCI agents.


Questions concerning this case should be directed to Special Prosecutor Vince Biskupic.


A defendant enjoys the presumption of innocence. The prosecution must prove its allegations at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.


A copy of the criminal complaint is available at


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