Retrial Set In 10-Year-Old CopKilling

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WAUKESHA, Wis. - (01/12/05) -- A state judge last week scheduled aretrial in the 1994 conviction of notorious cop-killer Ted Oswald,after Oswald and his father pulled off a series of armed robberies,including two at local credit unions. Oswald, now 28, was 19 whenhe and his father, James Oswald, now 59, were convicted of a crimespree that included robberies at Medical Systems CU, in Waukesha,and Landmark CU, in Brookfield, in December 1993, then Bank One,after which Waukesha Police Capt. James Lutz was fatally shot. Butthe younger Oswald, who claimed he was forced into a life of crimeby his abusive father, had his conviction overturned because ofjuror bias and a new trial was ordered. Oswald's new trial has beententatively scheduled for May.

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