An appeals court has rejected a former Winona man's challenge to his life sentence for a fatal club shooting in downtown La Crosse.
Michael Alexander argued the trial transcript was flawed, that his attorney was ineffective and that a judge had violated his rights by allowing his lawyer to introduce two witness statements. A La Crosse County Circuit Court judge denied Alexander's motion for a new sentence. The La Crosse Tribune says a Wisconsin appeals court affirmed that ruling Thursday.
The 30 year old Alexander was convicted of fatally shooting Therrick Roberts and injuring two other men outside the Club Millenium in La Crosse in 2003.