Kendhammer released on quarter-million dollar bond

Kendhammer accused of killing wife

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WEST SALEM, Wis. (WKBT) - UPDATE (12/16/16): The West Salem man accused of killing his wife is out of jail.

46-year-old Todd Kendhammer posted his $250,000 cash bond one day after a judge found probable cause for his case to go to trial.

Kendhammer is charged with first degree intentional homicide after autopsy results showed Barbara Kendhammer's injuries were inconsistent with how he said she died in a car accident.

Kendhammer will remain under house arrest and be monitored by a GPS device.

He faces life in prison if convicted.


La Crosse Court found probable cause in the West Salem murder case involving Todd Kendhammer who is accused of killing his wife. 

Kendhammer stood mute Thursday in court and a not guilty plea as entered for him.

Kendhammer, 46, of West Salem, faces a first degree intentional homicide charge after an investigation showed he may be lying about how his wife, Barbara, died. He originally told police a metal pipe went through the windshield of his car and hit his wife. 

Barbara died at Gundersen Lutheran the following day.

According to Tim Gruenke,  the La Crosse County district attorney, there were a number of red flags that prompted further investigation by the La Crosse County Sheriff's department and other agencies.

If convicted, he could face life in prison. 

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