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Shavonte Thompson still needs defense lawyer for murder case

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The suspect in a La Crosse shooting death hasn’t obtained a lawyer yet, three months after the crime. 

Shavonte Thompson is scheduled back in La Crosse County court at the end of March. 

The public defender’s office has had trouble locating an attorney for Thompson because of conflicts of interest in the case. 

Thompson is accused of killing 18-year-old Javier Hall in an alley near Copeland Park last November, and he was arrested last month in central Illinois. 

The suspect is being held at a state prison for now, and his bond is $1 million cash.  

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.