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“I’m going to kill you and the baby” — La Crosse woman accused of beating, kicking boyfriend’s pregnant ex in stomach

Brad Williams



Alexis Ryan appears in court on Monday

A pregnant woman in La Crosse believes that her former boyfriend sent his new girlfriend to beat her up. 

The suspect, Alexis Ryan of La Crosse, faces five criminal charges, including battery, suffocation, and intimidation of a victim.  

The pregnant victim says Ryan kicked her in the stomach six times and during the December attack, saying “I’m going to kill you and the baby.”

Ryan also is accused of choking the victim and pulling her down some stairs.  

On Monday, Judge Todd Bjerke advised Ryan to get a public defender, and released her on a signature bond.

Ryan has another court hearing next week.

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.