Pembine man sentenced to 40 years in prison for shooting death of his wife

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MARINETTE, Wis. (WLUC) - A Pembine, Wisconsin, man has been sentenced in the shooting death of his wife.

On Monday, October 14, 56-year-old Gary Rogge was sentenced to 40 years in state prison on the charge of first degree reckless homicide in the shooting death of his wife, 63-year-old Shelley Erickson-Rogge. He was also sentenced to 20 years extended supervision.

The terms of Rogge's sentencing also say he may not serve on a jury or own firearms or body armor. He also also not permitted to contact the victim's family, descendants, or use drugs or alcohol.

On July 25, Rogge pleaded no contest to the reckless homicide charge and at that time, it was agreed upon that he would also pay restitution and funeral costs, though no amount has been set at that time.

Rogge originally pleaded not guilty to first degree intentional homicide in February, which set his case for a jury trial that would have started July 27.

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