Update: $2M cash bond set for accused May's Photo killer

Jeffrey Lepsch appeared in La Crosse Co. court on Friday

Published On: Oct 18 2012 01:25:17 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 19 2012 08:55:05 PM CDT
WINONA, Minn. -

A $2 million cash bond has been set for the man accused of shooting and killing a father and son at their downtown La Crosse photo shop.

Jeffrey Lepsch, 39, of Dakota, Minnesota, made his initial appearance in La Crosse County court on Friday afternoon. He has been charged with two counts of first degree homicide, armed robbery and possession of a firearm.

Police arrested Lepsch at his home last week. They say he is responsible for the deaths of Paul Petras, 56, and his 19-year-old son, A.J. The two were shot inside May's Photo in downtown La Crosse last month.

Click here to view the criminal complaint against Lepsch.

Lepsch's next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, October 25.

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The Minnesota man accused of killing a father and son in their downtown La Crosse photo shop will appear in La Crosse County court on Friday afternoon.

Jeffrey Lepsch, 39, was booked in the La Crosse County Jail Thursday afternoon.

He was in a Winona County courtroom Thursday morning for an extradition hearing. Lepsch waived a formal extradition to Wisconsin.

Police arrested Lepsch at his Dakota, Minnesota, home last week. They say he is responsible for the deaths of Paul Petras, 56, and his 19-year-old son, A.J. The two were shot inside May's Photo in downtown La Crosse last month.

Police say they were able to track down Lepsch and his family's vehicle using surveillance video. They found 14 items that were stolen from May's Photo inside Lepsch's home.

No word on when Lepsch will make his first court appearance in La Crosse County to face formal homicide charges.