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Intent of bat attack key point in Wheaton murder trial


WHEATON, Minn. - In an attempt to shave more than a dozen years off his prison term, the man who admittedly murdered a 14-month-old girl in a church here last fall insisted Wednesday that he didn't mean to kill anyone when he cracked her skull with a baseball bat.

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Dave Roepke
Dave Roepke is the news director for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Previously, he was a reporter who covered a variety of beats at one time or another for The Forum, including courts/crime, city/county government and nightlife/entertainment. He's been with The Forum since 2004. He's a native of Iowa and a graduate of Iowa State University. 
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