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UPDATE: Bail set at $1 million for Mazomanie homicide suspect

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The man accused of abusing and killing his half brother made his first court appearance in Dane County on Wednesday.

A judge set bail at $1 million for Jeffrey Vogelsberg, 27. He's charged with murdering Matthew Graville, 27, in June and hiding his body while the two lived together in Mazomanie. Graville had Asperger's syndrome, which is a form of autism. Graville's body was found in November.

Late Friday night, Vogelsberg was taken into local custody. He had been fighting extradition in Washington State. In mid-December, Governor Scott Walker sent an extradition request to Washington's governor, which was approved.

Now, officials say the case against him can move forward.

"At this point, now that he's back in Dane County we'll just continue to go through the court process and in the meantime our detectives will continue to work to solidify their case," says spokesperson for the Dane County Sheriff's Office Elise Schaffer.

Vogelsberg will be back in court on January 10th for a preliminary hearing. Two others charged in Graville's death are set to go to trial in February.

Graville's stepmother Laura Robar is accused of taking money from Graville's bank account and using his food stamps after he died.

Robert McCumber, the half brothers' landlord at the Mazomanie home where the two lived, is charged with helping hide Graville's body.

Both pleaded not guilty to those charges last month.

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MADISON (WKOW)-- The man suspected of abusing and killing his half brother is expected to appear in Dane County Court Wednesday.

On Friday, 27-year-old Jeffrey Vogelsberg was taken into local custody. He was fighting extradition in Washington State.

Vogelsberg is charged with homicide and hiding the body of 27-year-old Matthew Graville. The two lived together in Mazomanie.

Graville had Asperger's syndrome, which is a form of autism.

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