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La Crosse man, convicted in 1999 homicide, now facing drug charges and count of fleeing police



A La Crosse man, who spent 20 years in prison for reckless homicide, is facing new charges for incidents in the last two months.


Andrew Molzahn is accused of attempting to flee police back in April, and with possessing cocaine and meth during an arrest this week.

The La Crosse County District Attorney’s office said the 42-year-old Molzahn was involved in a chase and high-speed crash in the area of West Avenue in late April.

Then this week, Molzahn was arrested on drug charges, while riding in a car in the Onalaska area. He was given a $1,000 cash bond.

When Molzahn was 17, in May of 1999, he was charged with reckless homicide for the death of Richard Martin, after causing head injuries by hitting Martin with two 40-ounce bottles of beer inside a Holmen convenience store.

Molzahn was convicted and sentenced to 38 years in prison, but he was paroled in 2020 after serving 20 years.

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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  1. Rj

    March 28, 2023 at 11:10 am

    Andy did his time like a man the news fails to tell how the man he killed was in that gas station bullying the store clerk and when and spoke up the bully came at Andy and Andy defended himself they offered Andy a plea bargain for 5 years and a reduced charge Andy didn’t take it because Andy thought in America you had a right to defend yourself from thugs and found out the hard way that only applies to the corrupt cops and the rich

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