Weather Forecast


Lemcke murder trial delayed


BENSON -- An unexpected development will delay the start of the first degree murder trial for Andrew Gordon Lemcke, 34, of Appleton.

He is accused in the fatal shooting of his wife, Nichole Riley-Lemcke, 26, in their Appleton home on Sept. 12, 2004.

The start of the trial has now been moved from Oct. 16 to Feb. 22, 2010, in Glenwood.

The change is the result of the recent resignation of the public defender representing Lemcke.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335