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Jury finds ex-Appleton fireman guilty of murder


APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- A jury has convicted a former Appleton firefighter of intentionally killing his estranged wife.


WLUK-TV reports that 39-year-old Scott Schmidt was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree intentional homicide, reckless endangerment and felony bail jumping.

Schmidt didn't dispute that he killed his estranged wife, Kelly Wing Schmidt, or that he shot and wounded her mother, Barbara Wing. But he claims his actions last April in Grand Chute were not intentional.

The Associated Press left a message for Schmidt's attorney after the verdict was reached late Wednesday night, but it was not immediately returned.

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