Judge Puts Limits On Evidence In Koula Murder Trial

At a murder trial starting next month in La Crosse County, there will be limits on how much evidence can point to a suspect other than the defendant.

Eric Koula is accused of killing his parents and forging a check in his father's name, after running up large debts from stock trading. Judge Scott Horne says some evidence will be allowed showing that Eric's father, Dennis, wanted to stop giving money to Eric's brother-in-law. But Horne ruled out some other evidence suggesting that Patrick Cowell could be an alternate suspect in the case.


Dennis and Merna Koula were shot at their rural La Crosse County home two years ago. Eric Koula's trial begins April 11th.




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