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Hudson Slayings

Prosecutors will present evidence in a Hudson court today that links the killings of two funeral home workers to a deceased Catholic priest.
The priest committed suicide nearly ten months ago.
Saint Croix county circuit Judge Eric Lundell will hear up to 15 witnesses and decide whether it's likely that father Ryan Erickson committed the murders in February 2002.
39-year-old Dan O'Connell and 22-year-old James Ellison were shot to death at the Hudson funeral home where they worked.
District Attorney Eric Johnson says he will present circumstantial evidence linking the murders to the priest.
He called the evidence, "compelling" and "fairly strong."


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