The new attorney for a Dakota man convicted of killing a father and son at a La Crosse photography store argues his client's previous lawyers failed him when jurors were selected during his trial, and is seeking a new trial.
Jeffrey Lepsch's attorney, Steven Zaleski, says the previous lawyers failed to eliminate three jurors who reached a conclusion about his guilt before hearing the case. A prosecutor argues that all three jurors said they would base their verdict on evidence presented in the courtroom.
The La Crosse Tribune says a hearing on the matter will be held September 4. If a circuit judge denies the motion for a new trial, Lepsch can take his case to an appeals court.
Lepsch was convicted of killing 56-year-old Paul Petras and his 19-year-old son, A.J., on September 15th, 2012 at May's Photo in downtown La Crosse.