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Onalaska teen, charged with attempted murder in stabbing 15-year-old girl, approved for neurological examination



A neurological exam may be ordered for a 17-year-old from Onalaska, who’s charged with first-degree attempted murder.


The request for an exam comes from the attorney for Austin Bailey, awaiting trial for allegedly choking and stabbing a 15-year-old girl in her own bedroom back in September.

The victim was was sleeping when Bailey attacked. She woke up as he allegedly took out a knife and began stabbing her.

The girl fought back and Bailey ran. Police called his phone and he surrendered shortly thereafter and was still carrying a knife.

Bailey’s personal insurance would cover the cost of an exam. His attorney asked for the examination, due to past incidents involving his client.

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. Kent

    December 10, 2022 at 7:38 am

    Seems to me this freak knew what he was doing , he tried to rape a young girl and MURDER her, Now Romona Gonzales wants him to have a mental exam , Im amazed hes not out on bail like all the other thugs these liberal DA’S and Judges let out only to commit more crimes . They belong in prison and on a work farms ,

    • Qwerty

      June 25, 2023 at 9:33 am

      There is no indication that he attempted to rape this girl.
      More importantly you are talking about a child. Bailey was 17, a child, when he allegedly committed this act.
      It seems to me Kent that you are a disgusting child abuser who delights in the suffering of children.

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