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State high court to hear Stietz case
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MADISON - Although he has served his prison sentence, a rural Gratiot man convicted for an armed confrontation with game wardens, will get a chance to convince the Wisconsin Supreme Court that he was acting in self-defense. Robert J. Stietz, 69, refused to drop the .357 caliber handgun he pointed at a man that Stietz said he did not recognize as a warden. Stietz was looking for trespassers on acreage he owned in the Town of Lamont at dusk on the final day of the deer gun hunting season in November 2012.