- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a woman with fatally shooting her husband in Oconomowoc (oh-KAHN’-nah-mah-walk) nine months ago.

Fifty-two-year-old Amy Van Wagner was charged Wednesday with first-degree intentional murder and hiding a corpse, both felonies. Van Wagner’s cash bond was set at $100,000.

Her husband, 50-year-old Stan Van Wagner, was found fatally shot in the basement of their home in May 2015. Investigators say Stan Van Wagner had been shot three times elsewhere in the home and his body moved to the basement.

WISN-TV (https://bit.ly/1p4qgdy ) reports investigators believe the victim was shot with his own handgun. Prosecutors allege Amy Van Wagner sent text messages from her dead husband’s phone, posing as him.

Amy Van Wagner’s lawyer, John Schiro, objected to the charges, saying there is no evidence linking her to the crime.


This story has been corrected to show Amy Van Wagner’s age is 52 instead of 50.


Information from: WISN-TV, https://www.wisn.com

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