Robert Gene Rega
Facts of the Crime:
Sentenced to death in Jefferson County on June 21, 2002 for the December 2000 murder of Christopher Lauth. Mr. Lauth, 50, of Marienville, Forest County, had been working security at Gateway Lodge, a Jefferson County bed-and-breakfast in Cook Forest. Mr. Rega, then 41, a former night watchman himself at Gateway Lodge, conspired with several others to rob a safe containing $20,000 at the bed and breakfast. Mr. Rega shot Mr. Lauth as he knelt at gunpoint.