Green Bay Press Gazette reports. After Koss crawled from the fire and attempted to fight back, Nolan strangled her while others tried to restrain him before he fled the scene, according to the police and witness accounts.
Koss suffered first, second, and third-degree burns, which required plastic surgery and painful therapy to repair.Koss, who has chosen to speak through her sister, Holly Koss, and the local advocacy group Diverse & Resilient Appleton Room to Be Safe, was not consulted about the plea bargain.
She learned of the downgraded charges this week after the fact.“Nolan’s charges originally included felony substantial battery with a hate crime modifier and misdemeanor disorderly conduct with a hate crime modifier,” Diverse & Resilient said in a statement posted to Facebook. “However, the family has learned that the Brown County District Attorney David Lasee intends to offer a plea agreement to Nolan that drops the felony and both hate crime modifiers.