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Koula criminal complaint and news conference

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The criminal complaint is filed against Eric Koula for the double homicide of his parents.  It is posted, along with the Friday news conference by the La Crosse County Sheriff, here on our web site. 


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - La Crosse County Sheriff Steve Helgeson says they have arrested the son on homicide charges in the shooting deaths of a Barre Mills couple May 24th.

Eric G. Koula, 40, was arrested Thursday on two counts of First Degree Intentional Homicide and a charge of forgery.

He is currently in the La Crosse County Jail.

On May 24th, Eric Koula called authorities to say he discovered the bodies of Dennis and Merna Koula in their home at N3071 Fox Hollow Road in Barre Mills.  He said at the time that he hadn't heard from his parents for some time. 

Authorities have remained quiet on the investigation, releasing very few details, until today when the announcement of the arrest was made.

Sheriff Helgeson and La Crosse County District Attorney Tim Gruenke are holding a news conference Friday morning to discuss the arrest of Koula.

We will bring you updates from the news conference as they become available right here on wxow.com. 

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