MARINETTE, WI (WTAQ) - A Marinette County judge ruled Monday that a man accused of killing his girlfriend doesn't qualify for a public defender.
48-year-old Brent Kaempf is charged in the murder of Patricia Waschbisch, who worked as an advocate for domestic violence victims.
The body of the 45-year-old Waschbisch was found April 27 in the couple's Peshtigo home. Prosecutors believe Kaempf stabbed Waschbisch to death.
A judge ruled that Kaempf must hire his own attorney. Kaempf is due back in court on Friday for a balance of initial appearance.