Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Butt Grab Ends Up With Double Homicide

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 8, 2009

Jefferson, WI -Andrew J. Wirth, 24, was charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide on Monday in connection with the deaths of Gregg T. Peters, 40, and Jennifer K. Luick, 37. Wirth is facing two life terms without parole, if convicted. He remains at the Jefferson County jail and is being held in a $1 million cash bond.
On Monday, Wirth made an outburst while making some obscene remarks as he pushed a deputy during a court hearing. He was tased twice and immediately restrained by deputies.
The criminal complaint states that on late Saturday night, Luick an off-duty Town of Oconomowoc Police Officer had grabbed Wirth in the butt while he had a date. Wirth responded to Luick's pinch and said something to offend her. She went back to Peters, her boyfriend and complained. Peters confronted Wirth inside Vinnie's Rock Bottom tavern, but they calmed down. Their altercation resumed after Peters decided to go back inside and confront Wirth again.
Witnesses say Wirth then pulled out a .380 handgun and fatally shot both Peters and Luick. They died later.
The complaint says that Peters and Luick had walked out of the tavern, when patrons heard Luick tell Peters "what a jerk" referring to Wirth. Peters then turned around and went inside to pick a fight with Wirth just after 1:00 a.m. Sunday.

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