Man accused of killing girlfriend’s new love interest

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RACINE (AP) – A suburban Milwaukee man is accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend’s new love interest at the victim’s Racine County home.

Troy Hoffman is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the Dec. 26 slaying of Chad Bickler in the town of Norway.  A criminal complaint says Hoffman followed his girlfriend to Bickler’s house and rammed her car. It says the woman fled on foot after seeing that Hoffman had a gun.

Prosecutors say Hoffman forced his way into Bickler’s home, shot him and the family dog, then left the house and fired at his girlfriend nearby. Hoffman is being held on $750,000 cash bond.

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