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Judge Rules No One Was Barred From Golatt Murder Trial



Izelia Golatt still has a chance to appeal his murder conviction, but a La Crosse judge has rejected the main reason for his appeal…

Judge Scott Horne is refuting the argument that the La Crosse courthouse was closed to the public at the time jurors reached a verdict last fall. Horne says county employees routinely make sure someone can enter if a court case is going on after hours. Golatt’s appeal attorney says he may check the procedure for himself, but says the judge’s ruling may satisfy the court record. Golatt is serving life in prison for the strangling death of a La Crosse woman.


A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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