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Woman injured in Jackson County now accused of killing roommate



A Jackson County woman found injured in an incident which left another person dead is now accused of murder in the case. 


Kellie Schmidt of Brockway, Wis., faces an intentional homicide charge in the death last week of 53-year-old Thomas Boetcher.  They both lived at the same house. 

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call around 10:30 p.m. Thursday that the Boetcher needed medical attention. They discovered that Schmidt, 52, was also injured. 

Boetcher died after being taken to a hospital in Marshfield. Schmidt was treated in Eau Claire, and is now in the Jackson County jail awaiting a court appearance.     

Details of the fatal attack have not been released yet. 


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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