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Mazomanie man to stand trial for allegedly hiding body of murder victim

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Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A Dane County man has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly hiding the body of a murder victim with autism.

28-year-old Robert McCumber of Mazomanie waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Dane County Circuit Court.

A judge ruled that there was enough evidence to continue his case – and he’s expected to enter a plea the next time he’s in court.

Authorities said McCumber hid the body of 27-year-old Matthew Graville, who had been reported missing in September. The body was recently found buried near Lone Rock, and McCumber reportedly led officers to the site.

McCumber’s half-brother, 28-year-old Jeffrey Vogelsberg, is accused of torturing Graville to death on June 30th and then freezing his body before it was buried.

Vogelsberg was arrested last week in Washington state, at a military base where his wife works. A court hearing is set for December 6th on his extradition to Wisconsin to face homicide charges.

Vogelsburg’s mother, 49-year-old Laura Robar, is charged with two counts of identity theft. Authorities said she stole money and food stamps from the victim after he died.

Robar was supposed to have a preliminary hearing Wednesday. But she did not have a lawyer, so the proceeding was pushed back.

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