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Rory Kuenzi Bound Over for Trial After Preliminary Hearing on Homicide Charge


WAUPACA - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today Rory A. Kuenzi of Weyauwega, Wisconsin was bound over for trial on homicide charges after a preliminary hearing before the Honorable Philip M. Kirk.  The criminal complaint charged Kuenzi with Hit and Run Resulting in Death and Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Motor Vehicle in the October 23, 2004, death of Kevin McCoy, whose body was found just north of State Highway 54, in the town of Farmington, Waupaca County, Wisconsin.


Walter Engel who was charged with perjury for allegedly making false statements while under oath was also bound over for trial at the joint preliminary hearing.


At the preliminary hearing, Adam Klotzbuecher, testified that he observed Kuenzi who was intoxicated leave an under age drinking party driving his S‑10 truck south bound on Butts Road.  Klotzbuecher testified he heard a thump, saw a shoe come up from Kuenzi's truck and that Kuenzi then stopped and got out of his truck.  Klotzbuecher testified Kuenzi, with Klotzbuecher's assistance, carried McCoy's body off the road.  Kuenzi then left that location without leaving any information concerning his identity, address, or registration number of his vehicle.  Kuenzi did not render any assistance to McCoy.  Witnesses at the party indicate Kuenzi was intoxicated when he left the party.


A criminal complaint is a document alleging a violation of the criminal law.  The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


Kuenzi and Engel are set for arraignment on February 10, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. before the Honorable Philip M. Kirk


Assistant Attorneys General Jeffrey M. Gabrysiak and Dennis R. Krueger represent the state.


A copy of the criminal complaint is available at:


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