Providing the HOPE to survive today, tomorrow and beyond

Christine Staeven WI 05-14-2009

Christine M. Staeven, 40

WI, Town of Chase, Oconto Co.

May 14, 2009

Christine's murder has left her 3 young Children to grow up without their Mother in their lives after having gone through and survived the arsenic attack on their Mother

Christine badly burned body was found in her home. Her three young children were also present and were able to escape the fire. The autopsy determined that she did not die as a result of the fire, which investigators determined had been started in three locations in the house.

Her estranged husband and the children’s father, Randall C. Staeven, 50, has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide, arson, three counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, and mutilating a corpse. He has pled not-guilty and filed a motion to dismiss the charges. A hearing on the motion is scheduled for September 1, 2010.

Christine Staeven filed a petition for divorce in March 2009 and filed a domestic abuse temporary restraining order in January 2009. The restraining order was issued in March and was in effect at the time of her death.

Her eleven-year-old daughter described waking to the smell of smoke and the sounds of the fire alarm and one of her younger brothers screaming. She led her brothers to safety and sought help from a neighbor.

Town of Chase, Oconto County

In August 2011, a jury convicted Randall C. Staeven of first-degree intentional homicide, three counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, arson, and mutilating a corpse in the death of his estranged wife, Christine Staeven.

His three young children were present at the time of the homicide and able to escape the fire.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 2011.

Source: - Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Homicide Reports - 2009 DV Homicide Report

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please Share Information on Loved Ones & Friends

We at Le Chrysalis are attempted to gain as much knowledge about every Victim of Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence) as possible so that we can share their stories and keep their Lives Alive through their Stories. We know that by learning what they went through and who they were we can help protect future victims from going through the same fate. Their Hobbies; their Jobs; their Likes and Dislikes; their Stories; their Pictures!…the more that is shared, the more we can Remember!

Please share any information you may have about a Victim! Let's not only Cherish the Names, Stories and Lives of those that have lost their fight to Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence), but take what they went through and take something positive out of it! We understand the pain, there are 3 on this list that are our Family members… Just know, that Together we Can and WILL make a difference!