West Salem Man Convicted of First-Degree Intentional Homicide

Dec 15 2017

MADISON, Wis. – Late Thursday night, a La Crosse County jury found Todd Kendhammer of West Salem guilty of first-degree intentional homicide.


“Justice was finally served for those mourning the death of Barb Kendhammer,” said Attorney General Brad Schimel. “After months of an intense, collaborative investigation between local and state law enforcement, critical forensics by the state crime lab, and prosecution, Todd Kendhammer will be punished for his crimes.”


In September 2016, Todd Kendhammer reported his wife, Barb Kendhammer, died in a traffic accident when a large pipe fell through a passing truck and penetrated the windshield of the Kendhammer’s vehicle, striking and killing Barb Kendhammer. After an extensive investigation by local and state investigators, including the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation agents and digital forensics analysts, the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, and the Wisconsin State Patrol, Todd Kendhammer was arrested for first degree intentional homicide in the domestic violence death of his wife, Barbara.


Mr. Kendhammer will be sentenced on March 9, 2018.