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Adalberto Mateo Quinonez Lopez of Cashton appeared in Monroe County Circuit Court on Feb. 20 for an initial hearing.

A bond hearing was held on Jan. 16 for the 35-year-old Cashton man who is accused of fatally shooting another man in the town of Jefferson on Friday, Jan. 12. His bond was set at and a $1 million.

Lopez was charged with homicide after he fatally shot 25-year-old Israel Garcia Alcantara at his place of employment, east of the village of Cashton. Alcantara died at the scene.

Lopez fled the area and was arrested a short time later in Juneau County where his vehicle broke down. He was charged with homicide and several counts of safety endangerment.

Judge Todd Ziegler informed Quinonez Lopez on Feb. 20, that if found guilty he faces a maximum penalty of life in prison for the homicide charge Additionally, he was informed that the maximum penalty for stalking is a fine not to exceed $25,000 and imprisonment of not more than 12 years and six months. If he is found guilty of criminal trespass, Quinonez Lopez will face a maximum penalty not to exceed $10,000 and imprisonment of not more than nine months in jail.

A pre-trial conference has been scheduled for March 19 at 1:30 p.m.

Lopez is currently being held in Monroe County Jail.


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Dorothy Robson is editor of the Westby Times. Contact her at 608-637-5625.

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