New attorney sought in north-side murder case
A La Crosse man suspected of killing a local teenager six months ago may need a new attorney.
Shavonte Thompson has a court hearing Thursday, on whether he’ll be granted a different lawyer.
Thompson was arrested in Illinois last November for the shooting death of 18-year-old Javier Hall near Copeland Park.
It took until February for the public defender’s office to find an attorney for Thompson, because of conflicts of interest.
He has a pre-trial evidence hearing on the 1st degree murder charge next month.
Another murder suspect in the county also has a hearing on Thursday.
Matthew Kinstler is asking for a change in his $100,000 bond.
Kinstler is jailed for allegedly killing a 79-year-old man with his own cane during a fight this month in the Menards parking lot on Lang Drive.