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Western Wisconsin homicide case delayed as suspect can't find public defender

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT)- A Monroe County homicide case is being delayed- again. The suspect, Shawn Hock, can’t find an attorney. Hock is charged with the May 2022 battery and homicide of 32-year-old Sara Latimer. Hock qualifies for a public defender, but Judge Todd Ziegler says there are a limited number of public defenders who are qualified to try a homicide…

UK man in court over threat to 'kill queen' with crossbow

Prosecutors say a man who got into the grounds of Windsor Castle armed with a crossbow told police he wanted to “kill the queen." Jaswant Singh Chail was arrested at the royal residence west of London on Christmas Day 2021. The 20-year-old is charged under the Treason Act with intending to “injure the person of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, or to alarm her Majesty.” Prosecutors allege Chail wanted revenge on the British establishment for its treatment of Indians and sent a video to about 20 people claiming he was going to assassinate the queen. He appeared Wednesday in a London court remotely from Broadmoor, a high-security psychiatric hospital.

'Really disheartening': Vandalism at western Wisconsin elementary school delays construction into school year

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WKBT) — Black River Falls’ Forrest Street Elementary School will be closed for at least a month after an act of vandalism. Last week, vandals caused significant damage– shattering glass doors, poking holes in the roof, trashing technology and spraying fire extinguishers throughout the building. Forrest Street Elementary was under construction all summer. Crews planned to…