WAUSAU - We hear it often in police dramas on TV - policemen telling suspects they have the right to a lawyer.
But what counts as asking for a lawyer?
That was the question in the Marathon County Courthouse on Tuesday.
Zachary Froehlich appeared in court.
He's the Wausau man accused of beating another man to death last June.
The case could be decided on the testimony of Wausau police detectives.
One of them remembered his interrogation of Froehlich a day after the beating.
"I asked him who swung the bat," Wausau Police Detective Nathan Cihlar said on the witness stand. "I tried to clarify that a little bit. He stopped me, and said, I'll tell you. I'll tell you, but can I have a cigarette first?"
Froehlich then told detectives he swung the bat that killed Kerby Kneiss.
But Froehlich's defense attorney says that admission may have come after Froehlich asked for a lawyer.
The judge didn't make a decision on the evidence on Tuesday.
If she throws out the confession, it could harm the prosecution's case against him.
RHINELANDER - Usually when we think of people fighting world hunger, collecting food donations and other community service events come to mind. But a group of kids from Rhinelander are fighting world hunger a different way.
On Sunday, 14 people, including kids in grades five through 12 and some of their parents, set out on a weeklong 250 mile bike ride to raise money. They're all part of Rhinelander's Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Pastor Tammy Barthels says this is a great way for kids to learn about world hunger.
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