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Hicke enters plea agreement on lesser charge in shooting death at La Crosse apartments

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A 19-year-old man, accused in the shooting death of a 15-year-old, reached a plea agreement Monday to a lesser charge.

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Sage Hicke pleaded no contest to intimidation of a witness and may be sentenced to probation with electronic monitoring for that crime.

A first-degree murder charge was among the counts dismissed as part of the agreement.

Hicke has argued self-defense in shooting two teenagers, who went to a La Crosse apartment building in May of 2022 to confront him.

Hicked killed Storm Vondrashek and wounded Jackson Greengrass in the shooting.

Hicke’s defense attorney, Andrew Martinez, said in court Monday that it was clear that Vondrashek and Greengrass put his client in danger, and that led Hicke to use deadly force.

Vondrashek’s mother spoke during the plea hearing, arguing that Hicke lacks remorse, and that he could easily have avoided a confrontation with the victims if he had stayed inside a locked apartment building.

Hicke was scheduled to go on trial next week. He’ll be sentenced in October.

FILE – Flower set outside apartments on 7th Street South in La Crosse, where Storm Vondrashek was killed in a shootout May 22, 2022.

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 Porter

    July 25, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    HICKE WAS THERE WITH A GUN SO WERE THE OTHER 2 THUGS YOUNG MAN DIED BY HICKES GUN SHOT NOW HE WILL BE ON PROBATION FROM YOUE DEMOCRAT JUDGES. NOT GOOD PEOPLE

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