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Holmen homicide suspect wants new attorney

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Photo from March 2, 2015 as police in Holmen investigate the homicide of Kristen Johnson. Photo from March 2, 2015 as police in Holmen investigate the homicide of Kristen Johnson.
La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

The attorney for the man accused of the brutal beating death of his girlfriend last year wants to withdraw from the case.

Court records show that attorney Eric Sanford has filed a motion to withdraw as counsel for Bryce Anderson of Holmen.

Anderson is charged with 1st Degree Intentional Homicide in the death of 28-year-old Kristen Johnson. Police found Johnson's body in a vehicle in the garage of Anderson's home in Holmen on March 2, 2015. The criminal complaint said a note left by Anderson detailed how he had beaten then cut Johnson's throat the day before.

Anderson then fled to Iowa where he was arrested two days after the homicide. 

Court records show that Anderson was scheduled for a jury trial in October. If Sanford's motion to withdraw is granted, the trial most likely will get moved to next year.


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