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Bond set at $1M for Madison man accused of killing fiancée

MADISON (AP) -- A judge has set a $1 million cash-only bond for a South Dakota man accused of killing his fianc?e. Forty-six-year-old Michael Schmitz, of Madison, appeared in court Monday. He is charged with first- and second-degree murder. Autho...

MADISON (AP) - A judge has set a $1 million cash-only bond for a South Dakota man accused of killing his fiancée.

Forty-six-year-old Michael Schmitz, of Madison, appeared in court Monday. He is charged with first- and second-degree murder.

Authorities accuse Schmitz of fatally shooting 46-year-old Corina Booth Wednesday night at a home in Lake Madison.

The Madison Daily Leader reports Schmitz's attorneys were unsuccessful in asking Third Circuit Court Judge Patrick Pardy to lower their client's bond.

An arrest affidavit shows Schmitz told dispatchers he acted in self-defense when Booth tried to stab him with a knife. The document states Booth was found with three gunshot wounds in her chest and two in her back.

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The newspaper reports Booth was raised in the Draper area and had recently moved to the Madison area.

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