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Anderson found guilty of homicide in Tomah child abuse death

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A guilty verdict has been reached in a Monroe County murder trial.

Jurors have convicted Marcus Anderson of Tomah in the abuse-related death of 3-year-old Kyson Rice in 2019.  Anderson was found guilty of 11 out of 16 charges against him, including homicide. 

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The boy was found to have multiple injuries, which Anderson claimed were accidental.  A sentencing date will be scheduled.  

Anderson was on trial for counts including bodily harm from child abuse, and drug-related charges.  His trial in Sparta started two weeks ago, and was recessed for several days when the judge became ill.      

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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