Governor Walker signs Sara's Law

Posted: 3:55 PM, Apr 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-11 21:11:15-04

Governor Scott Walker signed Sara’s Law Wednesday in the Sara Quirt-Sann Memorial Courtroom at the Marathon County Courthouse in Wausau. 

On March 22, 2017, Sara Quirt-Sann, Dianne Look, Karen Barclay, and Detective Jason Weiland of the Everest Metro Police Department were killed by Nengmy Vang. Sara Quirt-Sann was representing Vang’s wife in divorce proceedings, and Dianne Look and Karen Barclay worked with Vang’s wife.

The bill makes it a Class H felony to cause or threaten bodily harm to guardians, corporation counsels, or attorneys in response to their official actions in family law proceedings. 

A Class H felony conviction carries a maximum sentence of six years, a $10,000 fine, or both.