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updated 11:42 AM UTC, Dec 15, 2018

Defense Attorneys Call For New Judge -- Just Before Sentencing

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

Defense attorneys for convicted killer Todd Kendhammer say the La Crosse County Circuit judge handling the case is biased. 

They filed a motion Tuesday asking Judge Todd Bjerke to recuse himself before sentencing Kendhammer Friday.  Kendhammer faces a life sentence for his conviction on a first-degree intentional homicide charge.  He could be found eligible for release after a minimum of 20 years.  The jury convicted him of killing his wife in September 2016.  He had claimed a pipe fell off an oncoming truck and punched through the windshield of his vehicle, hitting his wife in the head.  Investigators say he had beaten her to death.

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