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Chase Boruch found guilty of killing his mother


MERRILL (WAOW) --  "We the jury find Chase Michael Boruch guilty of first degree intentional homicide."

As the verdict was read, Chase Boruch's sister could not control her emotions.

The case dates back to June 2010.  Boruch called 9-1-1 saying his mother had crashed their truck into Moraine Lake.  But, prosecutors charged Boruch with murder. Saying he staged the accident to claim insurance money.

The jury agreed.  The guilty verdict means Boruch could spend the rest of his life behind bars.

"This was a very circumstantial case. It needed to be built brick by brick," District Attorney Don Dunphy said.

The defense maintained Boruch did lie about the events of that day in June, but that he didn't kill. 

But, prosecutors say Boruch did kill. And it was all for the money.

"I knew he would try to change his story," Dunphy said. "I just didn't know exactly what it was going to be."

And investigators involved with the case have never been a apart of such a complicated case.

"It was the hardest case of my career," Lt. Mark Gartmann, from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department said.

Now that the case has come to a close, Gartmann says the outcome is bittersweet.

"The person I am thinking about is Sally Pergolski, obviously. None of us take any pride in having to do what we had to do," Gartmann said.

Boruch's defense attorney did not want to make a comment.  He told Newsline 9 that he said everything he wanted to in court.

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