Chippewa Falls murder suspect receives $1 million in bonds 2022-04-27 11:35:00


CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) — The $1 million cash bond has been identified for a murder suspect in the death of 10-year-old Ileana Peters of Chippewa Falls.

14-year-old PB. Accused of first-degree premeditated murder, first-degree sexual assault resulting in significant bodily harm and first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 resulting in significant bodily harm.

As a condition of his bond, CP-B. No contact with children is allowed, dangerous weapons cannot be possessed, and contact with siblings can be supervised.

Chippewa County District Attorney Wade Newell requested the $1 million, which Judge Benjamin Lane awarded, based on what the suspect told investigators and the need to protect the community. The suspect’s defense requested a $100,000 cash guarantee. Newell said in court that the statement the suspect made to law enforcement was that he had intended to rape and murder the victim from the start when he left the house with her. Newell said the suspect told investigators that he beat Peters with a stick before strangling the victim to death and then sexually assaulting her.

After appearing in court, Newell said he had seen cases like this before and detailed the procedures that led to the charges, saying “a lot of people have been involved in this.”

Two of the three charges carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. The 14-year-old is being tried in an adult court.

CP-B. He will appear in court on May 5 for a case determination conference to determine his representation in court. He is being held at Eau Claire Juvenile Detention Center.

Chippewa Falls, Wis (WEAU) – The suspected juvenile in the Chippewa Falls murder investigation will make his first court appearance on Wednesday.

The suspect appears before Chippewa County Court at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

10-year-old Eliana Peters, and Lily went, Dead near Duncan Creek Trail in Chippewa Falls Monday morning After he was reported missing on Sunday evening.

After the suspect’s initial court appearance, the Chippewa County District Attorney’s Office will provide an update on the case from the Chippewa County Court.

10-year-old Eliana Peters, who goes by the name Lily, was reported missing Sunday at 9 p.m.…
10-year-old Eliana Peters, whose name goes by the name Lily, was found dead on Monday, April 25, 2022.(Chippewa Falls Police Department)

Chippewa Falls Police Chief Matthew Kelm said: Arrested in Chippewa Falls Tuesday evening. Kelm said the suspect was no stranger to Peters, and was known to her. With the suspect in custody, Kelm said, the public is no longer in danger. No other details were available about the suspect, including whether the suspect was related to Peters.

Kelm said more than 200 pieces of information were provided to the police department, which Kelm described as crucial to the investigation. Kelm said police executed a search warrant at 422 N Grove Street, near where Peters’ body was found, on Tuesday.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Criminal Investigation Department finished processing the crime scene Monday night, and the Chippewa County Coroner’s office removed Peters’ body for a forensic autopsy. The office of the medical examiner in Ramsay County, Minnesota, performs the autopsy.

Police executed a search warrant at 422 N. Grove Street in Chippewa Falls as they murdered…
Police executed a search warrant at 422 N Grove Street in Chippewa Falls during their murder investigation into the death of 10-year-old Eliana Peters on April 25 and 26, 2022.(Lynn Stapleton | WEAU)

Chippewa Falls Remember Peters With Temporary monuments in the cityWhile churches held vigils on Monday night. Many joint stock companies Purple ribbons, lights, stickers and signs Where community members are waiting for answers from the investigation. Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District, where Peters attended Parkview Elementary School as a fourth-grader, She recommended that parents and guardians pick up and drop off students in their schools, citing the suspect now in custody.

Anyone with information about the condition can call the Chippewa Falls Police Department Emergency Line at 715-726-7701 and select option 1.

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