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State Supreme Court decides not to hear two area appeals

Brad Williams

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court will not review the case of a Tomah man sent to prison for domestic violence against his wife. 

Last year, a state appeals court upheld the conviction of Torry Anderson Senior on 18 counts, including sexual assault and strangling. 

Anderson was tried for assaulting his wife at knifepoint and threatening to kill her. 

The 60-year-old Anderson is serving a 17-year prison term. 

The high court also has chosen not to take up the appeal of a Westby man wanting to be resentenced for an armed robbery.

Demonz McClain claims that a Vernon County judge gave him an excessive sentence, for failing to cooperate with police after the robbery. 

McClain was ordered to serve four years in prison, compared to a possible maximum of 28 years for the robbery charge. 

An appeals court ruled that McClain’s criminal history and the seriousness of the crime warranted prison time.

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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