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Woman shot and killed in Madison was fiancée of suspect

MADISON (AP) -- Court documents show that a woman slain in Madison was the fianc?e of the suspect. Authorities have not yet identified the 46-year-old woman they say was shot and killed Wednesday night. Michael Schmitz, of Madison, is charged wit...

MADISON (AP) - Court documents show that a woman slain in Madison was the fiancée of the suspect.

Authorities have not yet identified the 46-year-old woman they say was shot and killed Wednesday night.

Michael Schmitz, of Madison, is charged with second-degree murder and is being held on $1 million bond.

The Argus Leader reports that an arrest affidavit says Schmitz told dispatchers he acted in self-defense when his fiancée tried to stab him with a knife.

The arrest affidavit says the woman had three gunshot wounds in her chest and two in her back.

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Schmitz is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

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