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Decorah man found guilty of killing his stepfather



A murder trial in northeast Iowa has ended with a guilty verdict.

Aaron Whittle of Decorah has been convicted of a reduced charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his stepfather, Larry Whittle. Aaron had been accused of first-degree murder, leading up to the two-week-long trial.

The Winneshiek County Courthouse in Decorah, Iowa

The shooting reportedly occurred on St. Patrick’s Day of 2022 at Aaron’s home. Larry was later reported missing, and his car was found abandoned at a park.

The jury in Winneshiek County reached its verdict on Thursday.

Aaron Whittle could get 20 years to life in prison when he’s sentenced, probably in late April or early May.

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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