Todd Kendhammer Trial

Opening statements are expected to begin Monday afternoon for the trial of Todd Kendhammer in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Kendhammer is accused of beating his wife Barbara to death, and then faking a car accident to cover up the crime.

Kendhammer claimed while he and Barbara were driving, a metal pipe fell off of a flatbed truck, going through their windshield, killing Barbara. Suveillance video showed a car that looked like their Toyota Camry in the area, but no sign of such truck. A study from a state crime lab found that the pipe hit the windshield at least once before it broke through the glass, and that there was no blood on the pipe.

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Aaron Keller is an attorney licensed in two states. He holds a juris doctor degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and a broadcast journalism degree from Syracuse University. During law school, he completed legal residencies in the Office of the New Hampshire Attorney General and in a local prosecutor’s office. He was employed as a summer associate in the New Hampshire Department of Safety, which manages the state police, and further served as a summer law clerk for a New York trial judge. Before law school, Keller worked for television stations in New York and in the Midwest, mostly as an evening news anchor and investigative reporter. His original reporting on the Wisconsin murder of Teresa Halbach was years later featured in the Netflix film "Making A Murderer."

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