Neighbor, 75, arrested in Rock Co. shooting death

Published On: Feb 11 2013 03:36:28 PM CST
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Rock County sheriff's authorities have arrested a 75-year-old man in the shooting death last week of a woman who was his neighbor.

The sheriff's office says the man was arrested Monday on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide. He remains under guard in stable condition at UW Hospital in Madison.

Officers were called to a rural property Wednesday morning and found 59-year-old Christine Gestrich dead in a barn and the suspect with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in another outbuilding on the property.

The sheriff's office says the man is the only suspect in the shooting.