Lepsch faces two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, armed robbery and possession of a firearm as a felon.

He has a past conviction for stealing $60,000 worth of equipment from Ace Hardware in La Crosse.

Jeffrey Lepsch made his first court appearance in Winona County on Thursday.

Lepsch requested a public defender to represent him at the hearing. That means his next hearing will be on Oct. 18.

The judge set a $10 million unconditional cash bail at the request of the Winona County Attorney.

Lepsch's wife, Angie, was in the courtroom with a few other people. She was visibly shaking throughout the hearing.

When Lepsch stood up to leave, he looked back at the group and mouthed a message to them.

Some of Lepsch's neighbors said Lepsch is a stay-at-home dad. They also said they are shocked he is facing homicide charges.

Lepsch will be held in the Winona County jail until his next hearing.