A Rice Lake man who has been in the Barron County Jail since his September 2020 arrest in connection with the shooting death of a Chetek man will go on trial Monday through Thursday, Nov. 1–4, after he appeared Wednesday, Sept. 15, in Barron County Circuit Court.
Attorneys for defendant Andrew J. Brunette, 26, had already entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, but also entered an additional not guilty plea at the Sept. 15 hearing, court records said.
The criminal complaint alleged Brunette used a 9 mm handgun to shoot and kill 24-year-old Garrett Macone in his rural Chetek house while he slept there on Sept. 20, 2020.
Investigators later learned Macone had been in a relationship with a married woman who was separated from her husband, later identified as the defendant, the complaint said.
The defendant has been held on $1 million cash bond since his arrest almost a year ago, court documents said.