WAUKESHA — A man convicted of killing a good Samaritan will spend more than a decade behind bars.
A judge sentenced 38-year-old Frank Schiller to 25 years in prison Friday. Schiller will spend the next 40 years of his life in the state prison system: 25 years locked up and the other 15 on parole.
Schiller was found guilty of killing Peter Enns, a good Samaritan from Canada who was helping change a flat tire on Interstate 94 two years ago in July.
Schiller faced a number of charges but pleaded no contest in February for the charge of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle in order to have the other charges against him dropped. In what Schiller's lawyer described as a hauntingly powerful statement, Anna Enns, Peter's widow, addressed the courtroom over the phone, remembering her husband’s selflessness.
“He was one of the most selfless people I knew, always putting myself and the children’s needs first,” Enns said.
Anna said Schiller disrupted her family structure when he took the life of her husband. Schiller’s mother, Kathleen Schiller, pleaded for mercy for her son and her family. After the judge’s verdict, she left the courtroom visibly distraught and unwilling to comment further.
“He was one of the most selfless people I knew, always putting myself and the children’s needs first.” — Anna Enns
“Please don’t judge my son or our family. Everyone has a story. My son has been battling his addictions for a while now," Kathleen Schiller said.
Schiller is also ordered to pay more than $25,000 in restitution to all the victims involved in the deadly crash.