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Jury acquits ex-deputy in fatal crash

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a former La Crosse County sheriff’s deputy accused in a crash that killed a teenage boy last year. The La Crosse Tribune reports there were gasps in the courtroom when jurors found Trisha Stratman not guilty Thursday night. Stratman showed no emotion as the verdict was read. Stratman was accused of ...

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Testimony in fatal crash trial too much for juror

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Some of the testimony in the trial of a former sheriff’s deputy accused in a fatal crash was too much for one juror in La Crosse County. The juror was dismissed late Wednesday after telling the judge she wasn’t mentally able to handle some testimony. The majority of Wednesday’s testimony in Trisha Stratman’s trial focused ...

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Deputy’s negligent homicide trial under way

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Jurors are being selected in a La Crosse County courtroom for the trial of a sheriff’s deputy accused of homicide by negligent use of a vehicle. Deputy Trisha Stratman had her squad lights and siren activated while responding to an emergency call in July 2010. Prosecutors say Stratman was going about 100 mph when she ...

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Former deputy charged with homicide appeals firing

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A former La Crosse County sheriff’s deputy charged with homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle is appealing her termination. Trisha Stratman’s attorney and a lawyer for the sheriff will argue the case before a county administrator Thursday. The 33-year-old former deputy was charged in January after investigators say she sped through a red light ...

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La Crosse Co. deputy wants to move felony trial

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The attorney for a former La Crosse County deputy charged in a fatal crash that killed a local teenager is asking for her trial to be moved because media coverage of the case has tainted the jury pool. WKBT-TV reports Madison attorney Jordan Loeb cites “inflammatory media coverage” of Trisha Stratman’s case in his request ...

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La Crosse Co. deputy facing felony is fired

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A La Crosse County sheriff’s deputy involved in a fatal crash last summer has been fired. County Deputy Corporation Counsel David Lange said Deputy Trisha Stratman’s dismissal follows an internal investigation into the July 2010 crash that killed 16-year-old Brandon Jennings of Onalaska. Special prosecutors have charged Stratman with homicide by negligent operation of a ...

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Deputy pleads not guilty in fatal July crash

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A La Crosse County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded not guilty in a crash that killed a 16-year-old boy last summer. Deputy Trisha Stratman is charged with homicide by negligent operation of a motor vehicle, a felony. According to the Wisconsin attorney general’s office, Stratman entered her not-guilty plea and was bound over for trial after ...

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