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Weerheim no longer contesting Hakes murder charge

Ronald Weerheim was extradited to Lincoln County from the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office. (Photo provided by the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office)
Joann Hakes was last seen alive in January of 2015.

Joann Hakes disappeared January 3, 2015 and her remains were discovered on May 18 of 2019. Her former boyfriend, Ronald Weerheim, was charged in her murder.

READ THE ORIGINAL STORY FROM SVI HERE

Lincoln County Attorney, Spencer Allred, has released an updated statement on the sentencing of Mr. Weerheim.

“Ronald Weerheim entered a plea in the murder of Joann Hakes,” Allred said. “He stated to the Court that he no longer contested the charge of second degree murder and he will be sentenced for the crime on May 10th in the District Court in Kemmerer.”

Look for more detailed information in the May 5, 2021 edition of the Star Valley Independent.

 

 

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