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Appleton man says death of wife was accident


GLENWOOD -- Andrew Lemcke took the stand in his own defense Monday to tell a Pope County jury his account of how his wife was fatally shot around 6:36 a.m. Sept. 12, 2004, in their Appleton home.

Lemcke, 35, faces charges of first-degree premeditated murder and se-cond-deg-ree intentional murder in the death of Nichole Riley-Lemcke, 26.

Lemcke described the shooting as accidental. He said that his wife came home sometime after 4:09 a.m.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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