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.