39. Erica Ostenson

25 years old

April 22, 2009

Janesville

Rock County

Shot to death by her former boyfriend, Kyle E. Hicke, 37. He pled guilty to first-degree intentional homicide (related charges were read in) and was sentenced to life in prison, with eligibility for extended supervision in 2052. Kyle Hicke shot Erica Ostensen repeatedly while she was in front of her home and  in the presence of her five-year-old son. He fled the scene of the homicide and was apprehended after a high-speed chase. Between 1995 and 2010 he was arrested and convicted of domestic-abuse-related charges on five occasions. Because of the convictions he was prohibited from owning a gun.

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