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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

[WI] Officer Lee pleads "not guilty" to trying to kill wife Chao

Ex-Wausau cop pleads not guilty of trying to kill wife
Green Bay Press-Gazette
November 26, 2007
[Excerpts] A former Wausau police officer pleaded not guilty today to charges accusing him of trying to kill his estranged wife by crashing his pickup truck into a bridge. Chueng Lee, 45, will stand trial for attempted first-degree intentional homicide, aggravated battery and false imprisonment... Shawano County Circuit Judge Thomas Grover set Feb. 12 for the start of a trial... According to court records, Lee threatened to kill Chao Lee, 40, at her Weston home Sept. 18 before she got into his pickup for what he said was a drive to a casino. She said her husband told her, "You want to die in the house so all the kids will be scared or you rather die someplace else?"... Chao Lee, who filed for divorce in March, told investigators that she got into his truck because of those threats and when she tried to fasten her seat belt several times, he repeatedly removed it before the crash into the concrete bridge near Bowler, the complaint said...

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