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1st-degree murder charge for Onalaska suspect accused of choking, stabbing 15-year-old girl while she was asleep



A cash bond of $50,000 is set for a 17-year-old, who’s accused of trying to kill a 15-year-old girl in her Onalaska home last week.


Austin Bailey is accused of attempted first-degree murder for trying to strangle the girl while she was sleeping last Friday. When the victim woke up, Bailey took out a knife and began stabbing her.

She fought back and Bailey took off. Police called his phone, and he surrendered near some apartments, while still carrying a knife.

Bailey is also charged with use of a dangerous weapon and burglary while armed.

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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