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William Schmidt in court Monday

RHINELANDER (WAOW) -- The Minocqua man accused of killing his wife last year is in court Monday for a motion hearing.

Investigators say William Schmidt, 40, killed his wife, Lori and stuffed her body in a closet.  Schmidt hid from police for several says, and was found in his mother's home.  During an initial interview, she told police her son admitted to murdering his wife.

If convicted, Schmidt faces life in prison.  He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Online Reporter: Cami Mountain

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