Police Say Suspect In La Crosse Double Murder Was Robbing Store

Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 6:51 am

La Crosse Police now say the suspect in a double murder at an area business killed a man and his son as he tried to rob the place.

39-year-old Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota, Minnesota is facing murder charges in the deaths of A.J. and Paul Petras.

They were found shot to death in May’s Photo on main street in La Crosse more than 3-weeks ago.

It was surveillance video that showed that Jeffery Lepsch was the last man to leave Mays Photo on September 15th. Police say more than 16 thousand dollars worth of equipment was stolen, a safe had been cleaned out, and another had bullet holes in it.

Police say Lepsch was likely trying to sell the gear. Investigators found some of the stolen equipment in Lepsch’s home.

Lepsch hasn’t admitted to the crime and was interrogated for one hour by the police before he requested legal council.

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