Defendant in murder trial dead

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Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the apparent hanging death of Steven Bringsosen Jr. of  Bristol, who has been on trial for the death of his infant  nephew.

At 7:37a.m., Friday, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an address in the  7100 block of 184th Ave., in Bristol on a report of a person hanging. Upon their arrival, deputies discovered family members performing CPR on a 28-year-old man, who was immediately identified as Bringsosen, said Sgt. Gil Benn, sheriff’s department spokesman. Reportedly, Bringsosen was found by a family member hanging in the basement of the residence.

Bristol Rescue transported Bringsosen to St. Catherine’s Hospital, Pleasant Prairie, where he was pronounced dead at 8:21 a.m. by the attending ER physician, Benn said.

Bringsosen was the defendant in ongoing murder trial of his nephew. The trial was to have continued today at 8:30 a.m. today.

Bringsosen had been residing at the residence after being bonded out of Kenosha County Jail on the original homicide charge, Benn said.

This death remains under investigation.


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