A La Crosse County jury believed the prosecution when members were told, 47-year-old Todd Kendhammer killed his wife before trying to make it look like an accident. Kendhammer was sentenced to the mandatory life-in-prison after his conviction of first-degree intentional homicide charges on Friday. The West Salem man won’t be eligible for parole until March 9th, 2048. Barbara Kendhammer was killed in September 2016. Mr. Kendhammer had claimed a pipe fell off an oncoming truck and punched through the windshield of his vehicle, hitting his wife in the head. Investigators say he had beaten her to death and then tried to conceal the murder by staging a freak car accident.