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Malachi Hankel found competent for sentencing

UPDATE: Malachi Hankel back in jail

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The man convicted in the heroin overdose death of a Barre Mills man in February of last year is back in jail.

Malachi Hankel was booked in the La Crosse County Jail yesterday after violating probation.

In February 2014, Hankel was found guilty on a reckless homicide charge in the death of Thomas Tremain in September, 2013.

There is no word on how Hankel violated his probation.

Under Hankel's terms of probation he is not allowed to consume or possess any alcohol or controlled substances. He is not allowed in bars or taverns and cannot have contact with any users or traffickers of illicit drugs or controlled substances. He cannot be in any location where drugs or controlled substances are kept used or sold. Lastly, Hankel cannot have any contact with any of Tremain's family or friends.


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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - The man convicted in a heroin overdose death of a Barre Mills man is now competent according to doctors and is now ready for sentencing.
Malachi Hankel was not present in the courtroom Monday but was available through telephone.

A doctor's report stated that Hankel has been brought to a level of competency with the use of proper medications.

In May, he was found not competent and sent to Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison for treatment.

In February, Hankel was found guilty on a reckless homicide charge in the death of Thomas Tremain in September, 2013.

Hankel's sentencing is scheduled for Wednesday, July 16th with Judge Todd Bjerke.

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