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Date for La Crosse County murder suspect’s trial could be determined next week



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A La Crosse County murder suspect may find out, next week, when his trial could take place.

No date has been scheduled yet for the trial of Erik Sackett, who’s charged with killing his former girlfriend and trying to sink her body in a lake.

Sackett , pictured above back in August, has been in the La Crosse County jail since June, and his bond remains at $1 million.

Prosecutors say Sackett killed the woman to prevent her from falsely accusing him of rape and getting him sent back to prison.

Somvilai’s body was found in a Vernon County lake, tied to concrete blocks that were similar to blocks found at Sackett’s home.

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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