Monday, August 27, 2012
Regina Rath will head to prison for shooting her husband in a case where court officials say they still don't know exactly what happened.
A Greenfield woman who shot and killed her husband whom she believed was having an affair with a neighbor will spend the next 15 years in prison for her crime. Regina Rath, 46, was sentenced by Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge David Borowski on Monday to 10 years in prison and five years of extended supervision for killing her husband Vincent Rath inside their Greenfield home in June 2011. She’s also ordered to pay the victim’s family $8,322 to cover Vincent Rath's funeral costs. Rath shot her husband in their home after the couple got into an argument when she claimed he was having an affair with a neighbor. She said he wanted to have sex with the woman in front of her. She gave several differing accounts of the incident to …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Regina Rath plead guilty to first-degree reckless homicide for shooting her husband just four days before her trial was set to begin.
A Greenfield woman accused of shooting and killing her husband inside their home last summer for sleeping with other women has struck a last-minute plea deal with prosecutors and will avoid trial. Regina Rath, 46, plead guilty Thursday to one count of first-degree reckless homicide. In exchange, prosecutors have dropped one count of use of a dangerous weapon, which drops five years off a maximum sentence. She could still face up to 60 years in prison with the conviction. Her trial was slated to begin Monday. She has been taken into custody by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department until she's sentenced. According to the criminal complaint, in June 2011, a woman was sitting on her porch in the 4400 block of West Morgan Avenue when she …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Regina Rath is accused of shooting her husband to death.
A 45-year-old Greenfield woman accused of shooting her husband to death at their home last month has a preliminary court hearing slated for July 28. Regina Rath appeared in court this morning for an indigency hearing to determine whether she is able to pay for an attorney to represent her. If the court ruled she is not, she would then have a court-appointed public defender at a free or reduced cost. Rath has been charged with first degree reckless homicide in the shooting death of her husband, 46-year-old Vincent Rath, who died of a gunshot wound to his chest June 8 at the couple's home, 4515 W. Morgan Ave., in a neighborhood just blocks away from both Alverno College in Milwaukee and Glenwood Elementary School.
Friday, June 10, 2011
The suspect has been identified as Regina Rath; the victim is Vincent Rath.
Regina Rath, a 45-year-old Greenfield woman, was charged with first degree reckless homicide Friday morning in connection with the shooting death of her 46-year-old husband Vincent Rath on Wednesday. The shooting occurred at the Rath residence, 4515 W. Morgan Ave., in a neighborhood just blocks away from both Alverno College in Milwaukee and Glenwood Elementary School. Rath was also charged with the use of a dangerous weapon. If convicted, Rath faces a maximum 60 years in prison for the reckless homicide and five years for the weapons charge. According to the criminal complaint filed with the district attorney’s office, Nicole Kohanski was sitting on the front porch of 4436 W. Morgan Ave. when she heard a gunshot. Within minutes, Kohanski …