Colten Treu files appeal to have guilty pleas reversed

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CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The man convicted in a fatal hit-and-run in Chippewa County has filed an appeal, asking to have his pleas reversed.

24-year-old Colten Treu was convicted of killing three girl scouts and a mother and hurting another girl scout. The hit-and-run crash happened while the girl scout troop was cleaning up trash along a road in Lake Hallie in November 2018.

Last month, Treu testified that his attorneys told him he would still be able to appeal the denial of the change of venue motion if he changed his pleas.

Judge James Isaacson ruled the pleas could not be withdrawn, saying the former defense team did not act in error, even if Treu misunderstood.

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