KRISTOPHER TORGERSON BOUND OVER FOR TRIAL

Nov 25 2014
KRISTOPHER TORGERSON BOUND OVER FOR TRIAL

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that after a preliminary hearing held today in Branch 1 of the Marathon County Courts before the Hon. Jill Falstad, Kristopher Torgerson was bound over for trial.  A motion hearing also was held on the defendant’s motion to dismiss Count 3 of the complaint related to hiding a corpse.  The defendant is charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide, Attempted Armed Robbery as a repeater, and Hiding a Corpse as a repeater.  After denying the motion to dismiss Count 3, the court heard testimony and found probable cause to believe that the defendant had committed a felony and bound him over for trial.

 

The state then filed an information charging the defendant with First Degree Intentional Homicide, Attempted Armed Robbery as a repeater, and Hiding a Corpse as a repeater.  The defendant then stood mute and the Court entered not guilty pleas to all three counts.  The defendant also asked for a substitution of judge asking that a judge other than Judge Falstad be assigned to this case.  A status conference will be scheduled once a new judge has been assigned to this case.

 

This case was investigated by the Wausau Police Department.  Victim services are being provided by the Marathon County District Attorney’s victim witness office.  The Department of Justice is being represented by Assistant Attorney General Richard J. Dufour.

 

 

While Torgerson has been charged with a crime, he is presumed innocent and the state must prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.