Trial set for Minn. man charged in La Crosse photo shop slayings

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A Minnesota man accused of killing a La Crosse, Wis., camera store owner and his 19-year-old son last September is set to stand trial in May, the Associated Press reports. Jury selection is scheduled to begin on May 3.

Jeffrey P. Lepsch of Dakota, Minn., is charged with first-degree homicide, armed robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Investigators say he fatally shot Paul Petras, 56, and his 19-year-old son, A.J., inside May’s Photo and stole thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment.

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