Four people sentenced to prison in Baraboo homicide

Homicide defendant Jae M. Robinson, 30, of North Freedom, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 2045 for his role in a Baraboo homicide.

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Over the course of 2017, four people were sentenced to prison for their roles in a tragedy that began on a Baraboo street corner in October 2015, when 36-year-old Anthony Inman, of North Freedom, was stabbed to death.

In January, a Sauk County jury found Jae M. Robinson, 30, of North Freedom, guilty of first-degree intentional homicide and substantial battery in the death of Inman and the beating of his friend, Anthony Peterson, 34, of Mauston.

Robinson was sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole in 2045. His three co-defendants later reached plea deals with prosecutors and and also were sentenced to prison.

Matthew T. Harvey, 33, of Baraboo, was convicted of felony murder and is serving an 11-year prison sentence, which is to be followed by six years of supervised release.

Christopher L. Nash, 39, of Baraboo, was convicted of the same charge and sentenced to nine years in prison, plus another six years of supervised release.

Amanda N. Rotar, 25, of Baraboo – who was not alleged to have participated in the violence but drove the three others from the scene – was sentenced to 18 months in prison for aiding a felon. She must serve another four years on supervised release and get drug treatment.

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