Bail was set at $10 million for the Dakota man charged with killing a father and son at their La Crosse May's Photography store.
Thirty nine year-old Jeffrey Lepsch appeared Thursday in Winona District Court where he declined to waive extradition to La Crosse. That sets in motion a possible lengthy process that could take up to 30 to 90 days for a formal extradition proceeding to conclude.
Judge Nancy Bytendorp appointed a public defender for Lepsch and set the next court appearance for next Thursday, October 18th.
Investigators believe Lepsch walked into the downtown La Crosse May's photo shop on Sept. 15th 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.
Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand told Winona Radio News 14 items from the store were found in Lepsch's home during a search. Lepsch remains in the Winona County Jail.