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Child abuse homicide case in Sparta moves into second week



The homicide trial of a Tomah man in a child’s death begins its second week.


Marcus Anderson is accused of causing several injuries to 3-year-old Kyson Rice, shortly before the boy died in the spring of 2019.

Anderson is on trial in Monroe County for 16 criminal charges.

The trial has been scheduled to continue the rest of this week. Jurors began hearing the case on March 29.

Anderson claimed that Rice had fallen and he struck the child while trying to give him CPR.

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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