WAUKESHA -- 27-year-old Adrian Thomas of Waukesha, who pleaded no contest to first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Joanne Curley, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 19.
Prosecutors said Thomas killed Curley, who was a neighbor to Thomas' mother and stepfather and then drove around in her vehicle, used her credit/debit cards and essentially lived in her Pewaukee condo. The suspicious death happened at a residence near Meadowcreek Drive and Lexington Street -- where Curley's body was found.
In October, Thomas pleaded no contest to the first-degree intentional homicide charge. 13 other charges against him were dismissed and read into the court record for the purposes of sentencing.