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Attorney considers insanity plea for Jeffrey Vogelsberg

Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The attorney for a Dane County man accused of killing his autistic half-brother is now considering an insanity plea. 

29-year-old Jeffrey Vogelsberg was scheduled to go on trial in two weeks for first-degree intentional homicide. Defense lawyer David Karpe now says he has to rework his strategy, after it became possible for the defendant's wife to testify against him. 

Shannon Remus, a military police officer in Washington State, was recently convicted of two misdemeanors after authorities said she helped Vogelsburg bury the victim's body. 

Vogelsburg is accused of beating 27-year-old Matthew Graville to death last year, while the two lived together in Mazomanie. Their landlord, Robert McCumber, was accused along with Remus of helping bury Graville's body -- which was found in a wooded area near Lone Rock last November.

McCumber's case is on hold until the Vogelsberg case is settled.  

Karpe has until November 7th to tell the judge what about his new strategy and possible insanity plea for Vogelsburg. 

All parties involved will meet December 2nd to possibly set a new trial date.

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