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.