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Tentative trial dates set for Lepsch

Published On: Dec 04 2012 11:49:34 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 04 2012 11:49:26 AM CST

Jeffrey Lepsch


Tentative trial dates have been set for the Minnesota man accused of killing a father and son in their downtown La Crosse photo shop.

During a status hearing Tuesday, a La Crosse County judge set the tentative trial date for 39-year-old Jeffrey Lepsch for May 6-10, 2013.

Lepsch has been charged with two counts of first degree homicide, armed robbery and possession of a firearm. He is accused of shooting and killing the owner of May’s Photo, Paul Petras, 56, and his 19-year-old son, A.J. before stealing about $20,000 worth of camera equipment on Saturday, September 15.

Attorneys will meet later this month to finalize Lepsch's trial. His attorneys do not plan to ask for an out-of-county jury.