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MADISON — On July 25, 2013, a preliminary hearing was held in the case of State of Wisconsin v. Mark Bucki (Lincoln County Case No. 13 CF 157). After hearing the testimony of the state witness, Reserve Judge Conrad Richards found that probable cause existed to believe that Mark Bucki committed a felony.
The defendant is charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide, Hiding a Corpse and Strangulation. According to the criminal complaint, on April 25, 2013, the defendant’s wife, Anita Bucki, came to their residence where they had argued. The defendant reported Anita missing the next day and, two weeks later, her body was discovered. The autopsy report showed she died from stab wounds, and she was strangled prior to being stabbed. Further information can be found in the criminal complaint.
The case is assigned to the newly elected judge in Lincoln County, Judge Robert Russell. A scheduling conference, where a date for arraignment will be set, is scheduled for August 29.
The defendant is presumed innocent and the state must prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The State is represented by Lincoln County District Attorney Don Dunphy and Assistant Attorney General Richard J. Dufour.
The case is being investigated by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and the Division of Criminal Investigation of the Wisconsin Department of Justice. The Lincoln County Victim Witness office is providing assistance in this matter.