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Niagara Man Suspected in Marathon County Homicide

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01/22/2019- A Marinette County man is in Marathon County court on murder charges. 58-year-old Lee Franck of Niagara is accused of killing 77-year-old Lyle Leith, whose body was found in his garage in Wausau last February. He was identified as a suspect after an investigation into the matter revealed Franck had allegedly made threats toward Leith following a domestic altercation with Leith’s daughter a few days prior to Leith’s death. Franck was arrested after an hours-long standoff with police where he suffered minor injuries. Currently, the court officials are examining a psychologist’s report detailing Franck’s mental status. He’s due back in court March 21st for a status conference.

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