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Lepsch on trial for double murder

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Jul 22, 2013 at 4:45 am

LaCROSSE, Wisc. (AP) The trial for a Minnesota man accused of killing a La Crosse photography store owner and his son last September is set to begin this week.

Prosecutors are expected to argue that outstanding debt from a prior felony case drove Jeffrey Lepsch, a hobby photographer, to rob May's Photo on September 15th and shoot 56-year-old Paul Petras and his 19-year-old son.

Jury selection is set for Tuesday and Lepsch's trial is expected to last nine days. His three public defenders have not revealed the defense.

The 40-year-old from Dakota, Minnesota is charged in La Crosse County with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, armed robbery with use of force and possession of a firearm. Lepsch remains jailed on a $2 million cash bond.

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