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Defendant's brother offers tearful testimony in Iron murder trial


August 10, 2018


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HURLEY — The fourth day of the murder trial against two Lac du Flambeau, Wis., tribal members ended with emotional testimony of the brother of one of the defendants.

When James Lussier, 19, of Woodruff, took the stand Thursday, he and many of the people in the packed courtroom audience began weeping.

Lussier gave his account of what happened on Dec. 22, the day Wayne Valliere Jr., 25, of Lac du Flambeau, was murdered in a remote area near Mercer.

Joseph Lussier, 26, and Richard F.A. Allen, 27, are on trial for murder and hiding a corpse in the sh...

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