Barron County homicide investigation: preliminary hearing set

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BARRON COUNTY, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A preliminary hearing is set for March 30 for 21-year-old Clayton Lauritsen of Cumberland. He’s charged with first-degree intentional homicide in Barron County. He remains behind bars on a 75- thousand-dollar cash bond.

Lauritsen is charged with the death of 45-year-old Lauritz Robertson. On December 28, dispatch received a 911 call saying someone had been shot, Lauritsen later identified himself as the shooter.

A criminal complaint says the shooting happened after a chase involving Robertson’s roommate.

The roommate said he was being chased by Lauritsen and another man.

The complaint says the shooting happened when Robertson confronted them near his home in Barron.

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