August 22, 2014

Guilty verdicts in La Crosse double homicide

A La Crosse County jury has found a Minnesota man guilty of the 2012 murders of a father and son at their downtown La Crosse business. The jury of five women and seven men deliberated about five hours Tuesday, before finding 39 year-old Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota, Minnesota, guilty on all charges, including two counts of first degree intentional homicide, in the shooting deaths of Paul and A.J. Petras. Prosecutors said financial stress led to the crimes. Lepsch was also found guilty of stealing $17,000 worth of photographic equipment when the father and son were closing up shop on September 15th, 2012.