Madison man who fatally shot co-worker gets life sentence

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A judge says a Madison man who fatally shot a former grocery store co-worker will serve at least 40 years in prison.

Twenty-six-year-old Christopher O’Kroley received an automatic life sentence Friday. O’Kroley pleaded guilty to first-degree intentional homicide for killing 24-year-old Caroline Nosal in February outside the Metro Market.

O’Kroley killed Nosal the day after he was fired from the store. O’Kroley blamed Nosal after she complained to management that he was harassing her.

Even if O’Kroley is granted parole in 2056, Judge William Hanrahan said he still won’t leave prison. The Wisconsin State Journal ( ) reports O’Kroley would then start serving another five years for shooting at a Madison police officer as she tried to arrest him the day after Nosal’s death.

O’Kroley did not speak in court.


Information from: Wisconsin State Journal,

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