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Decision on Winona area murder trial may be made in June



The location of a Winona area murder trial could be determined by a judge in June.

Following a Winona court hearing for Adam Fravel on Tuesday, Judge Nancy Buytendorp has scheduled another hearing on June 10.


Fravel was arrested last summer when the body of his former girlfriend, Madeline Kingsbury, was discovered near Mabel, Minnesota, several weeks after she was reported missing.

Fravel’s legal team wants the trial moved out of Winona County because of massive publicity surrounding Kingsbury’s disappearance and death.

The trial is tentatively scheduled for October or November.

Kingsbury lived in the Winona area and disappeared in March of 2023.

Searches went on for more than two months before her remains were discovered last June. Fravel was arrested within hours of that discovery.

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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