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Defendant in jealous shooting rampage goes to trial


MADISON (WKOW) -- The man accused of killing one person in Cross Plains last month and shooting another will go to trial. Charles Witzel waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday in Dane County Court.

Prosecutors say Witzel shot and killed Craig Severson and injured Severson's fiancee Lisa Morgan.

Investigators say Witzel went on a shooting rampage because Severson allegedly had an affair with Witzel's former girlfriend.

Witzel had few comments while waiving the preliminary hearing.  "I just wish to move it along as quickly as possible," he told Judge Diane Nix.

Witzel also faces charges of homicide and attempted homicide in Iowa County. Prosecutors there say he killed Craig Finley and injured Finely's brother Casey, also over a  disagreement about Witzel's former girlfriend.

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