By NIKKI YOUNK
MARINETTE, Wis. - A Crivitz, Wis. man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend at a Wausaukee, Wis. gas station last summer appeared in Marinette County Court this week for a motion hearing.
Judge David G. Miron heard arguments for and against a motion to suppress a statement made by the defendant, 55-year-old Richard B. Heyer.
Judge Miron will issue his decision on the motion during an oral ruling on April 9.
Heyer is still scheduled for a pre-trial on April 29 and a four-day jury trial from May 7 through 10.
He faces felony counts of first degree intentional homicide and felon in possession of a firearm.
The charges stem from an Aug. 26 incident in Wausaukee.
Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve reported that deputies responded to a report of a shooting at the Citgo gas station.
They discovered the body of 51-year-old Ann M. Schueller of Wausaukee behind the counter. Heyer was located outside the building with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
Sauve said that initial investigation indicated that Heyer and Schueller previously lived together and had a history of domestic violence.
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