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Court Sets Trial Date for Pembine Homicide Suspect

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04/30/2019- A jury trial has been scheduled in the case against a Pembine man accused of killing his wife in January. A status conference was held yesterday for 55-year-old Gary Rogge who’s pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree intentional homicide for allegedly shooting his wife, 63-year-old Shelley Erickson-Rogge, at their home. He claims he and his wife had been drinking the day of his wife’s death and says he accidentally fired the gun while they were playing shooting games, but an autopsy has revealed Erickson-Rogge died from a contact gunshot wound to the chest. Both the prosecution and defense have agreed to a minimum of a five-day trial that’s now scheduled to begin July 29th. A pre-trial conference in the matter has been set for July 5th. If convicted, Rogge is facing life in prison.

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