Jury trial scheduled for Pembine man accused of killing his wife

MARINETTE, Wis. (WLUC) - UPDATE: July 8, 1:32 p.m.
A jury trial for Gary Rogge is set to begin on Monday, July 29 at 8:30 a.m. in Marinette County Court.

Rogge has pleaded not guilty to first degree intentional homicide and is accused of shooting his wife.

ORIGINAL STORY: February 14, 10:35 a.m.
Gary Rogge appeared in court by video conference Wednesday, February 13, from jail. The 55-year-old Pembine man pleaded not guilty to first degree intentional homicide.

He’s accused of killing his wife after he says he accidentally shot her while drinking and playing shooting games.

The wife’s brother says she didn’t like guns and would not have been playing games with them.

Surveillance footage from a bar the two were drinking at show the couple arguing before she left and texts were found on her phone breaking up with him.

An autopsy shows the gun was against her chest when she was shot.

Rogge was bound over for trial. A status conference is scheduled for May 14 at 1 PM. He is still lodged in jail on a $1 million dollar bond.

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