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Judge’s illness leads to delay in middle of child abuse homicide trial in Monroe County



SPARTA, Wis. — The judge in an area murder case has taken ill, so the jury trial in Sparta has been paused until he returns.


Monroe County Judge Mark Goodman became sick early this week, during the prosecution phase of the Marcus Anderson trial. The trial is now scheduled to resume on Monday. It was expected to conclude this week.

Anderson is a Tomah man charged with 1st degree homicide, for allegedly causing fatal injuries to a 3-year-old boy in his care. The child died in 2019.

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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