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updated 3:23 PM UTC, Dec 16, 2017

Lepsch Will Spend Rest of Life in Prison

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News

(9/3/13) A Minnesota man will spend the rest of his life in prison, for killing a La Crosse camera store owner and his son.

A judge decided today that 40-year-old Jeffrey Lepsch will not get a chance for a supervised release at some point. A jury convicted Lepsch in July of killing 56-year-old Paul Petras and his 19-year-old son A-J at May's Photo in downtown La Crosse last September 15th. Lepsch was also convicted of stealing 17-thousand dollars in camera equipment. Prosecutors said he hoping to sell the equipment to get cash to repay a previous debt, and support his family. Lepsch did not make a statement at today's sentencing hearing. La Crosse County District Attorney Tim Gruenke called the incident "intentional," "thought out," and "calculating."

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