Ladysmith homicide trial begins second week

LADYSMITH, Wis. (WEAU) -- Expert testimony was heard about the nature of the stab wound in the trial of a man from Ladysmith who is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's dad.

Thomas Martin, 27, is standing trial in Rusk County Court. The trial is now entering its second week.

Prosecutors say officers responded to a report of a fight at an apartment last April

Investigators found Richard Larson lying on the floor with a deep stab wound on his back. He later died at the hospital.

Monday the defense brought in a biomedical engineer to reconstruct the crime scene and dissect the nature of the stab wound.

Jurors also heard details about Larson’s autopsy report.

The defense says martin was only acting out of self-defense but the prosecution says Martin knew he was never in any serious danger.

Closing arguments are expected Tuesday.

The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus