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Brown gets more time to find lawyer for murder charge in La Crosse shooting



Two weeks after being brought back to La Crosse to face a murder charge, an Illinois man remains in jail without a defense lawyer. 


Nelson Brown is one of the two suspects accused of repeatedly shooting Ernest Knox last January in north La Crosse. 

Judge Ramona Gonzalez said in court Wednesday she will give Brown more time to find an attorney, following 98 unsuccessful contacts with potential defenders.

Brown is charged with first-degree murder and three other felony counts. 

Brown was not captured for most of the year, until being arrested in Arizona around Thanksgiving. His next court hearing will be in late January.

Co-defendant Karvel Freeman has a week-long trial scheduled for February.

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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