MARINETTE - The man accused of killing his girlfriend, who worked as an advocate for domestic violence victims, does not qualify for a public defender.
A judge ruled Monday that Brent Kaempf, 48, must hire his own lawyer.
Kaempf is charged in the homicide of Trish Waschbisch, 45. Her body was found April 27 in the couple's home in Peshtigo. Prosecutors allege Kaempf stabbed Waschbisch to death.
Waschbisch was the interim director of Rainbow House, a domestic violence shelter in Marinette.
Kaempf is due back in court on Friday for a balance of initial appearance.
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