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Suspect for murder of brothers was already facing strangulation charge



25-year-old was caught in Tomah last week

The murder suspect, who was caught in Monroe County on Friday, was already facing a charge of trying a strangle a woman last year in southern Wisconsin. 

Nathan Kivi of Kenosha County was stopped by officers near Tomah, Wis., last week and was jailed as the suspect in the shooting deaths of two brothers outside a Twin Lakes, Wis., bar. Online court records do not show any new charges filed yet against Kivi for the murders of Kenneth and Richard Samuel outside of Beach Bar. 

Kivi pled not guilty in August to a strangulation charge dating back to December of 2016 in Walworth County.

The 25-year-old was accused of attempting to choke a woman he knows and threatening that if she told police, he would go out in a blaze of glory.

No trial date has been set for that case.

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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