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UPDATE: Man charged with intimidation in homicide case

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Prosecutors have charged a man accused of killing his half brother with intimidating a witness. 

According to a criminal complaint filed Thursday, Jeffrey Vogelsberg threatened his grandfather, James Robar, in a letter from jail last week. 

Robar called police in July to report that Vogelsberg's half brother, Matthew Graville, had gone missing. Detectives eventually found Graville's body buried in the woods. Prosecutors charged Vogelsberg in November with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse. 

According to the new complaint, Robar told a detective Vogelsberg warned him reporting Graville's disappearance meant war. Vogelsberg sent Robar a copy of the detective's report on the remark from jail on Feb. 13. Robar said the letter disturbed him. 

Vogelsberg's public defender didn't immediately return a message. 

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Dane County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday afternoon that Jeffrey Vogelsberg now faces a charge of Felony Intimidation of a Witness. 

The sheriff's office says a family member closely connected to the case received threats from Vogelsberg and confided in Dane County Sheriff's detectives that he fears for his life and the lives of other family members, and that detectives were able to substantiate the threats by Vogelsberg.

He was charged with the intimidation count in Dane County Circuit Court Thursday.

Vogelsberg is currently in the Dane County Jail. He faces a homicide charge in the death of his half-brother, Matthew Graville.

 

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