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Kendhammer retains ‘Making a Murderer’ defense attorney



A Wisconsin lawyer who’s famous from a TV documentary about a notorious murder case has been hired by a La Crosse County man recently convicted of murdering his wife. 

This week, attorney Jerome Buting was retained by Todd Kendhammer of West Salem, as Kendhammer prepares to appeal his murder conviction from last December. 

Buting was featured on the ‘Making a Murderer’ series, as he defended Steven Avery in the 2005 slaying of a woman in the Manitowoc area. 

Buting is expected to continue Kendhammer’s trial defense that his wife Barb’s death was a result of a freak highway accident, and that news coverage of the case was prejudiced against him.

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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