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Buffalo County man charged with homicide in wife’s shooting death

Brad Williams

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A first-degree murder charge has been filed in Buffalo County against the husband of a woman who was shot to death on Sunday. 

Thirty-eight-year-old Jonathan Medeiros of Nelson allegedly called the sheriff’s office to say that he had shot his wife Jolene in their home. 

A criminal complaint says Medeiros admitted to grabbing a shotgun, firing once, and then firing a second shot at his wife when she screamed at him. 

Jolene Medeiros was shot in the head, and officers found two gunshot holes in a bedroom wall. 

Bond for Jonathan Medeiros is set at $500,000. He’s being ordered to avoid alcohol, and to not go into bars.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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