A La Crosse County man who’s accused of killing his parents for their money testified yesterday that he didn’t do it.
But Eric Koula did admit to planting false evidence to throw investigators off. And he admitted forging a 50-thousand-dollar check from his parents’ investment account. The 42-year-old Koula, of West Salem, is charged in the 2010 deaths of his parents, Dennis and Merna Koula. He started testifying yesterday in the third week of a trial that was expected to last almost a month. Eric Koula testified that he went into day-trading after his parents sold their La Crosse area car dealership – and he lost hundreds-of-thousands of dollars that his parents gave him from the sale. His testimony continues this morning.