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$2,500 cash bond set for La Crosse County homicide suspect

Malachi Hankel charged with first-degree reckless homicide

LA CROSSE, WI (WKBT) - A La Crosse County judge set a $2,500 cash bond for a Madison man charged with first-degree reckless homicide.

Malachi C. Hankel, 28, is accused of providing heroin to Thomas Tremain who was found dead in a home in the Town of Barre on September 6. Hankel was arrested in Madison on Wednesday.

Autopsy results showed Tremain died following an acute intoxication due to the combined effects of heroin, alcohol and alprazolam (Zanax).

Hankel's next scheduled court appearance is set for Friday, November 22.

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