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Pearson reaches plea agreement in fatal Houska stabbing



The case of a stabbing death which occurred two years ago at Houska Park has been settled with a plea agreement. 

David Pearson Junior has reached a negotiated plea of ‘no contest’ to a charge of reckless homicide in the death of Cameron Baker. 


The two men reportedly fought at the park in June of 2021, and Baker died after being stabbed in the chest. 

Pearson had been scheduled to go on trial later this month.  A sentencing hearing will be scheduled.

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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