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UPDATE: Janesville man charged in death of girlfriend

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JANESVILLE (AP) -

A Janesville man is charged with beating his girlfriend to death and hiding her body under the stairs at their home.

A Rock County Court official Thursday set a $200,000 cash bond for 36-year-old Michael Paul.

The Janesville Gazette reports Paul is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse.

Police on Tuesday found the body of 49-year-old Lisa Schaefer under the stairs in the couple's home. An autopsy indicated Schaefer died Saturday from blunt trauma to the head and neck.

The complaint says Paul told police he decided to hide Schaefer's body under the stairs while he figured out what to do.

Paul remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court next Thursday. Online court records do not indicate a defense attorney.

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Information from: The Janesville Gazette, http://www.gazetteextra.com

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