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Tomah man to be tried for abuse-related death of 3-year-old



A Tomah man will be scheduled for trial in the death of a 3-year-old child at his home. 


Marcus Anderson is accused of first-degree murder and child abuse, along with 11 other charges, in the May death of Kyson Rice. 

An autopsy showed that the boy had a brain injury and a broken rib, along with dozens of other injuries consistent with physical abuse. 

Anderson said the child had fallen and claimed he had struck the boy in an attempt to give him CPR. 

Anderson will be scheduled to enter a ‘not guilty’ plea at a later date. 

No date has been set for the trial.


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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