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Woman who threatened to kill two county judges loses appeal

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In a decision released Tuesday, Wisconsin's District III Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of a Pierce County woman who threatened to shoot two county judges.

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In her appeal, Tally Ann Rowan, now 36, claimed she hadn't knowingly and voluntarily waived her right to counsel during the November 2009 trial.

In that trial, a Pierce County jury found her guilty of threatening bodily harm to Pierce County Judge Robert Wing and Buffalo County Judge James Duvall.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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