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BREAKING NEWS / UPDATE: Wausau police confirm Stephanie Low's body was found in Wabeno; person of interest Kristopher Torgerson to be charged with homicide

WAUSAU, Wis (WSAU)  Wausau police say Stephanie Low's body has been found. Police revealed at a news conference today that a person of interest in her death, Kristopher Torgerson, led police to her body on September 19th. The body has since been positively ID'ed by the state crime lab. The autopsy lists 'homicide' as the cause of death. Torgerson had been questioned nearly four years ago after she had first disappeared. Wausau PD say he was in custody on other charges, and agreed to sh...

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New attorney assigned in dog beating case

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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAU) -- The Bancroft man charged with beating his dog with a hammer, and causing its death will have a different attorney for the balance of his case. 26-year-old Cody Phillips faces those charges. According to prosecutors, the dog was destructive and had been urinating and defecating in Phillips’ Bancroft trailer when he struck it more than once with a hammer.

Defense attorney Jerod Redfield says he requested to withdraw from the case Monday because of what may be seen as a possible conflict of interest. He didn’t elaborate on the possible conflict of interest.

Redfield says Phillips will now be represented by the public defender’s office, and he’s confident Phillips has a solid case because the dog attacked his former client.

 

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