Minn. man to return to Wis. for homicide charges

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WINONA, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota man charged with killing a father and son at their La Crosse photography store will return to Wisconsin to face homicide and robbery charges.

Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota agreed to waive extradition from Minnesota during a brief hearing Thursday in Winona County District Court.

The Winona Daily News reports the 38-year-old remains in the Winona County Jail on a $10 million cash bond as authorities arrange his transport to La Crosse County.

Investigators believe Lepsch walked into the downtown La Crosse shop Sept. 15 and killed 56-year-old Paul Petras and his 19-year-old son, A.J. Petras.

Authorities say they recovered 14 items stolen from the shop at Lepsch's house during a search Oct. 10. Lepsch, a hobby photographer, was arrested that day and denies involvement in the deaths.

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