During the trial, Tracey’s mother Anna Richter … Tracey Richter Roberts, 45, claimed she shot 20-year-old Dustin Wehde in her home in 2001 after he and another man broke in and strangled her with pantyhose. On July 26, 2011, 45 year old Tracey Ann Richter was arrested for the murder of 20 year old Dustin Wehde – a crime she is alleged to have committed nearly ten years earlier. Tracey Richter Roberts, 45, claimed she shot 20-year-old Dustin Wehde in her home in 2001 after he and another man broke in and strangled her with pantyhose. To correspondent Dennis Murphy, she stuck to her story of self-defense. Tracey Ann Richter appeals from her conviction of first-degree murder. Richter shot and killed Dustin Wehde on December 13, 2001 after discharging nine bullets from two weapons. 'All I know is what I experienced that night and that I was defending my family from two people and Dustin was one of them,' Roberts said. House: This photo shows the home of Tracey Roberts in Early, Iowa, the scene of the bloody slaying. No comments have so far been submitted. Prosecutors also said Roberts made up the report of a second intruder. Remembered: The grave site for Dustin Wehde in Holstein, Iowa. Title: Tracey Richter Case No. American Monster travels to the small town of Early, Iowa, to investigate a bizarre plot by Tracey Richter to frame her ex-husband for murder, which involved her shooting dead Dustin Wehde. At the time, Richter was separated from her second husband, Michael Roberts. All images are used with permission or licensed. Murder of Dustin Wehde In August 2011, Tracey Ann Richter was charged with first-degree murder and was convicted by a jury in November 2011. … Richter is on trial for the shooting death of Dustin Wehde at her Early, Iowa home on Dec. 13, 2001. Tracey Richter, 48, is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in the 2001 death of 20-year-old Dustin Wehde in Early. https://heavy.com/entertainment/2020/08/tracey-ann-richter-now-sentence Roberts was involved in a custody fight at the time, and prosecutors said she was trying to gain an advantage before an upcoming hearing to keep from losing her son and $1,000-a-month child support payments. 3 (At this time, Exhibit B was marked for 4 identification by the reporter.) Wehde's family also spoke at the hearing. Top fitness trainer JOANNA HALL'S 30-day exercise plan to kickstart your New Year, I can help you kick your health woes away! Roberts told the courtroom that she broke down and cried when she learned she had shot Wehde. Defense attorney Robert Powers is at right. Her story was shared nation-wide in 2002, when she appeared on "The Montel Williams Show." Prosecutors maintained there was no home invasion and Tracey Richter, now 45, killed Dustin Wehde to keep him quiet about his role in a convoluted plot to frame her ex-husband. August 14’s episode of Dateline tells the story of Tracey Ann Richter, who is currently serving life in prison after being convicted of the first-degree murder of Dustin Wehde. She appeared on national television soon after the shooting, telling how she killed Wehde to protect herself and her three children. Wehde was found slumped at the bottom of a bed at Tracey and Michael Roberts’ home in a pool of blood. 'You killed his hopes and dreams,' said Ashley Pingree, Wehde's 24-year-old sister. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. 'Not one day I don't envision my son's body, see his blood,' she said. On July 26, 2011, 45 year old Tracey Ann Richter was arrested for the murder of 20 year old Dustin Wehde - a crime she is alleged to have committed nearly ten years earlier. Adam Russo Special Agent U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service 8:11-mj-00195-FG3 Doc # 1 Filed: 09/12/11 Page 4 of 4 - Page ID # 4 . Dustin's mother, Mona Wehde, said she has struggled with depression and alcoholism since her son's death. police believe that she got Dustin to write, Sandy Miles was murdered by her teen daughter Tracie Miles: American Monster investigates, court declared that there had been no home invasion. Prosecutors said Roberts killed Wehde with nine shots to keep him quiet about his role in a plot to frame her ex-husband.The last three shots were to the back of gthe head as he lay wounded. Wehde's other sister, Brianna Wehde, 21, was too overcome to testify. Richter is on trial for the shooting death of Dustin Wehde at her Early, Iowa home on Dec. 13, 2001. In June 2012, from prison, Tracey Richter appeared on a "Dateline NBC" two-hour special on the Dustin Wehde murder case. Tracey Richter claimed she shot 20-year-old Dustin Wehde in her Early home in 2001 after he and another man broke in and strangled her with pantyhose. … Jurors sided with prosecutors, who said Roberts made up the story as part of a convoluted plot to frame her ex-husband, the Associated Press reports. By Associated Press Updated: 04:35 EST, 6 December 2011. 'I would rather spend the rest of my life in jail for a crime I didn't commit and have my three children alive then lose one of my children and be free," said Roberts, who lived in Omaha, Nebraska, before her trial. John Grazioli shot his wife, Amanda Schmitt, Donnie Rudd murdered his teenage bride, Noreen Kumeta, Murder of Dawn Sandoval by ex-husband Michael Encinias investigated on The Murder Tapes, Savage murders of Bodhi Potter and Christopher Thompson by Collin McGlaughlin examined on ID, Shocking murder of Theresa Dalessio by Randy Whitacre investigated on ID. Her story was shared nation-wide in 2002, when she appeared on “The Montel Williams Show.” Play it now. I don't deserve to have to live my life with this pain, without my child.'. She was convicted on November 7 of first degree murder, which carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. Seen through the middle of the heart is the gravestone of his father, Brett, who committed suicide at that spot the year after his son's death. Richter stated she shot Wehde in self-defense during a home invasion. Frank Spencer murder: Would you marry into a family with mob connections? A woman convicted of killing her northwest Iowa neighbour as part of an elaborate plot to frame her husband maintained her innocence Monday as she was sentenced to life in prison during an emotional hearing. 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It was originally thought that Wehde broke into Roberts’ home with an accomplice and attacked her before she broke free, made it to a gun safe in her bedroom and fired two pistols to fend them off. Initially, Richter was hailed as a hero. Cathy Torrez was murdered over a hickey: Should Samuel Lopez have gotten life? Tracey Richter, 48, is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in the 2001 death of 20-year-old Dustin Wehde in the town of Early, Iowa. On June 1, 2012, Dateline NBC aired a two-hour episode titled "Twisted", about the 2001 shooting death of Early resident Dustin Wehde. She then shot him nine times with two guns. Richter was not charged at that time. Tracey and Michael appeared on the Montel Williams show claiming self-defense in the shooting death of Wehde. Her lawyer announced that the convicted killer had filed an appeal. 'He did not deserve to be so cruelly taken. In 2001, Roberts fired nine shots from two guns into Dustin Wehde, a 20-year-old neighbor who died on the floor of her bedroom. Her son Bert appeared on the show to back up her account of the shooting. Tonight on Dateline NBC, “Twisted,” the story of Tracey Ann Richter, will be investigated. 'He missed everything, all because of you.'. Tracey Ann Richter-Roberts, shown in a July 27 photo. Iowa has no death penalty. Thomas J. Miller, Attorney General, Kyle Hanson, Assistant Attorney General, Ben Smith, County Attorney, and Doug Hammerand, Assistant County Attorney, for appellee. 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She claimed she acted in self-defence and was hailed a hero by some gun rights advocates and TV personality Montel Williams, who applauded her story on national television. She … In December 2001, Tracey Richter shot and killed Dustin Wehde in her home. Richter is incarcerated in Mitchellville for the 2001 killing of 20-year-old Wehde in Early. But she added: 'I didn't murder your son.'. In the episode, there are interviews with Richter as well as with her son Bit Pitman and more. Big Ben bongs to welcome in the new year, GRAPHIC: Grisly aftermath of machete attack on woman in Brooklyn, Macron: Brexit is the product of 'lies and false promises', Big Ben chimes as UK leaves EU single market and customs union, New Year's Eve revellers break Tier rules in mass rave in Essex, Emergency services rush to scene of 'stabbing' in Edgware on NYE, Boris 'confident' about 2021 but there are 'tough' months ahead. Mark C. Smith, State Appellate Defender, and Theresa R. Wilson, Assistant Appellate Defender, for appellant. Why not be the first to send us your thoughts, "In August 2011, Tracey Ann Richter was charged with first-degree murder and was convicted by a jury in November 2011. The Iowa Court of Appeals said its review of Tracey Richter's case found “substantial evidence” from which jurors could conclude that her killing of 20-year-old Dustin Wehde was not justified. Initially, Richter was hailed as a hero. On June 1, 2012, Dateline NBC aired a two-hour episode titled "Twisted" about the 2001 shooting death of Early resident Dustin Wehde. Sandy Aschinger, a victim witness coordinator, read her statement, which recounted the fun times the siblings had shared. 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Ten years later, a different county attorney, upon learning a new piece of information, charged Richter with murder in the first degree. AFFIRMED. arrest warrant for Tracey Ann RICHTER, also known as (aka) Tracey RICHTER ROBERTS, aka Tracey RICHTER ROBERTS PITMAN, aka Sophie Corrina Terese EDWARDS. Point blank range: Tracey Roberts, now 45, left, fired nine shots from two guns into Dustin Wehde, right, in 2001 - a 20-year-old neighbour who died on the floor of her bedroom. Tracey Ann Richter appeals from her conviction of first-degree murder, ... On December 13, 2001, Richter shot and killed Dustin Wehde in her home in Early, Iowa. Senseless killing: Tracey Richter Roberts faces life in prison without parole in Iowa which has no death sentence. or debate this issue live on our message boards. July, 27, 2011: This photo released by the Iowa Department of Public Safety shows Tracey Ann Richter-Roberts. This photo released July 27, 2011, by the Iowa Department of Public Safety shows Tracey Ann Richter-Roberts. They said she lured him to her home then had him write in a notebook that her ex-husband hired him to kill her and her son. Tracey Richter has claimed her 2001 shooting of Dustin Wehde was self-defense during a home invasion at her residence in Early, Iowa. August 14’s episode of Dateline tells the story of Tracey Ann Richter, who is currently serving life in prison after being convicted of the first-degree murder of Dustin Wehde. She apologised to Wehde's mother and for the pain his death has caused. A bullet had gone through his head and out of his eye socket. They said Richter shot Wehde to keep him quiet. On July 26, 2011, 45 year old Tracey Ann Richter was arrested for the murder of 20 year old Dustin Wehde – a crime she is alleged to have committed nearly ten years earlier.Initially, Richter was hailed as a hero. 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