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15 years in prison for 19-year-old from PdC convicted in Iowa man’s death

Brad Williams

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A 19-year-old from Prairie du Chien is ordered to spend 15 years in an Iowa prison, following the beating death of a Decorah, Iowa, area man. 

Dalton Adam was sentenced Tuesday morning to the maximum punishment on two charges. 

A judge in Winneshiek County, Iowa, sentenced Adam to 10 years for manslaughter in the death of David Hansen, and five years for assaulting a second person at a county fairground. 

Adam apologized in court for causing Hansen’s death during a fight. 

A jury ruled that Adam was not guilty of first-degree murder but did convict him on the lesser manslaughter charge. 

A second attacker, Jacob Seelinger, is the son of the woman Hansen was dating. 

Seelinger is now serving a 50-year prison term.  

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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