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Koepp hearing postponed to Monday

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Gazette Staff
May 15, 2008
— The arraignment hearing for James C. Koepp, a defendant in a triple homicide, was postponed Wednesday afternoon to Monday afternoon.

Koepp, 49, is charged with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the murders of Danyetta Lentz and her teenage children, Nicole and Scott. In January 2007, their bodies were found in their mobile home in Janesville Terrace, 3315 S. Highway 51.


At the time, Koepp was their neighbor in the trailer park. He’s now a prisoner at Columbia Correctional Institution, where he is serving a sentence for felony fleeing.


Koepp led Rock County sheriff’s deputies on a chase when he was supposed to be talking to investigators about the murders.


Koepp was supposed to appear by videoconference for the arraignment Wednesday, at which he was expected to enter a plea and have his next court date scheduled.


But authorities were unable Wednesday to establish a video link between the prison and the Rock County Courthouse, so the arraignment was postponed to 3 p.m. Monday in the jury assembly room at the courthouse.



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