Double murder suspect appears in court

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Oct 12, 2012 at 6:37 am

WINONA, Minn. (KNSI) Bail is set at $10 million for a Minnesota man charged with killing a father and son at their La Crosse, Wisconsin photography store.

Thirty-nine-year-old Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota appeared Thursday in Winona County court.

Lepsch could have waived extradition to Wisconsin, but asked to appear with an attorney.

The judge appointed a public defender and set the next court appearance for Oct. 18.

Investigators believe Lepsch walked into the downtown La Crosse shop on Sept. 15 and killed 56-year-old Paul Petras and his 19-year-old son, A.J. Petras. Police say Lepsch stole $16,000 in camera equipment.

Lepsch remains in the Winona County Jail.

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