Woman charged in connection to Neenah murder pleads no contest, faces up to 7 years in prison

Neenah murder suspects Terran Colwell and Mandel Roy
Neenah murder suspects Terran Colwell and Mandel Roy(Winnebago County Sheriff's Office and Neenah Police Dept.)
Published: Jul. 15, 2022 at 10:08 AM CDT
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OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) - A Minnesota woman arrested in connection with a beating and stabbing death in Neenah last year faces up to 7 years in prison when she’s sentenced in September.

Terran Colwell, 30, pleaded no contest to being party to the crime of substantial battery intending bodily harm and harboring or aiding a felon. Both are I-class felonies that each carry up to 3 1/2 years in prison.

Colwell and another defendant, Mandel Roy, were charged with felony murder. According to prosecutors, 22-year-old Rodger Ridgeway confronted people at Gord’s Pub, believing his mother had been mistreated at the bar. Security cameras showed Ridgeway left the bar with a group of people, there was a fight, then two people ran off -- who investigators believe were Colwell and Roy. Ridgeway was dead when police arrived, with two stab wounds to his chest and bruising on his face and body.

Roy has a court date in two weeks after requesting a new attorney last month.

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