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Sentencing of Hicke after 2022 shooting death in La Crosse is postponed



Sage Hicke stands in court during a hearing in his case on Oct. 5, 2023. (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

Attorneys in the Sage Hicke court case in La Crosse will get a few more weeks to prepare for sentencing.

Hicke was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on a charge stemming from the shooting death last year of teenager Storm Vondrashek.

Judge Elliott Levine postponed the sentencing hearing for at least two months, because Hicke reportedly violated his bond.

Vondrashek was killed in May of 2022 outside an apartment building near Gundersen in La Crosse.

The homicide charge was dismissed and Hicke was convicted of intimidating a witness.

In court Thursday, prosecutor Jessica Skemp said alleged bond violations by Hicke could lead to a change in sentencing recommendations. Skemp also said a Monroe County case could be combined with the La Crosse County charges.

Levine agreed to reschedule the sentencing until December at the earliest.

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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