Cop-Killing CU Robber Re-Sentenced ToLife In Prison

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WAUKESHA, Wis. - (06/01/05) -- A man convicted in 1995, thenconvicted again upon his retrial last month, of a violent crimespree that included two credit union robberies and ended with themurder of a local police officer, will spend the rest of his lifein jail, with no chance of parole. Emphasizing Ted Oswald's manyvictims and the need to protect the public, Waukesha County CourtJudge Kathryn Foster Tuesday set Oswald's first chance for parolein 2095 and sentenced him to an additional 555 years in prison.Oswald, now 29, was sentenced on 17 counts for a 14-month crimespree he committed with his father, James Oswald, in 1993-94 thatincluded kidnappings, car theft, armed robberies at Medical SystemsCU, in Waukesha, and Landmark CU, in Brookfield, in December 1993,then the armed robbery at a Waukesha Bank One branch that ended ina shoot-out with police, culminating with the death of WaukeshaPolice Capt. James Lutz. Ted Oswald was convicted in 1995 andsentenced to life in prison but the conviction was overturned in2003 when the appeals court ruled the trial was tainted by jurorbias, and a new trial was ordered. His father, who testified duringlast month's trial to training his son to be a brutal killer, isalso serving a life term.

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