Richfield Man Charged With Attempted Murder

The 46-year-old Town of Richfield man suspected of severely beating a 13-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder. Brian Scott Olson made his initial court appearance on an attempted 1st degree intentional homicide charge in Washington County Court Wednesday. Olson had a history of mental health issues before the August 14th beating. The boy’s father found him slumped over on a lawn mower bleeding from his head. The teen suffered several skull fractures. Olson is being held at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute. His next court appearance is scheduled for October 11th.