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Shawano Resident Charged with First-Degree Intentional Homicide Bound Over for Trial


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Daniel Lee Schmidt, charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide in the deaths of Kimberly Rose and Leonard Marsh, was bound over for trial following his appearance yesterday afternoon in Oconto County Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing. Arraignment is scheduled for October 26, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.


Following a preliminary hearing, the Honorable Michael T. Judge found probable cause to believe the defendant committed a felony and bound him over for trial. The state then filed an Information charging the defendant with two felony counts of First Degree Intentional Homicide and speedy trial demand.


The matter was investigated by the Oconto County Sheriff's Department and the Wisconsin Department of Justice -- Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). Assistant Attorney General David J. Wambach is acting as Special Prosecutor in the case.


A defendant enjoys the presumption of innocence. The charges found in the criminal complaint are merely allegations until and unless the prosecution proves its allegations at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.