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Melrose man charged with murder after allegedly shooting someone for speeding could get new judge

Melrose man charged with murder after allegedly shooting someone for speeding could get new judge

Melrose man charged with murder after allegedly shooting someone for speeding could get new judge

There will be a change of judge in a Trempealeau County murder case.

Todd Gieck of Melrose, Wis., had a court hearing Friday on charges he fatally shot Kyle Dahl last month in Ettrick, Wis.

According to court records, Judge Rian Radtke recused himself because Dahl had worked with the county court system.

Gieck, 61, faces charges of first-degree reckless homicide, discharging a firearm near a vehicle and felon in possession of a firearm.

He will also need a defense attorney, who is likely to be appointed from outside the public defender’s office.

Investigators said Gieck was parked along a road on May 15 and shot at Dahl’s car after becoming upset that Dahl was driving too slowly past the scene. Dahl later died of his injuries at a La Crosse hospital.

No date has been set for Gieck’s next hearing, while a new judge must be appointed.