LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- The trial for a Minnesota man accused of killing a La Crosse photography store owner and his son last September is set to begin this week.
Prosecutors are expected to argue that outstanding debt from a prior felony case drove Jeffrey Lepsch, a hobby photographer, to rob May's Photo on Sept. 15 and shoot 56-year-old Paul Petras and his 19-year-old son A.J.
Jury selection is set for Tuesday and Lepsch's trial is expected to last nine days.
His three public defenders have not revealed the defense.
The 40-year-old from Dakota, Minn. is charged in La Crosse County with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, armed robbery with use of force and possession of a firearm.
Lepsch remains jailed on a $2 million cash bond.
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