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Air Guard member bound over for trial in Mauston homicide case

MAUSTON (WKOW) -- A member of the Wisconsin Air National Guard was bound over for trial Monday in connection with the shooting death of a Mauston woman, and the wounding of her friend.

Just before Juneau County Judge Paul Curran determined evidence existed to bind 29-year old Cody Truel over for trial, Treul's attorney, David Geraghty indicated the possibility of a plea of not guilty by mental disease or defect for Treul would be explored.

Authorities say Treul fatally shot 29-year old Gail Howland and wounded 23-year old Ebony Lasher outside a Mauston bar May 31. Lasher has told 27 News Howland was in the process of breaking off a romantic relationship with Treul when the shooting took place.

Juneau County Sheriff's Detective Shawn Goyette testified witnesses said Treul pointed his gun at several people in a bar courtyard before shooting Howland and Lasher.

Sheriff's Deputy Michael Coughlin testified he transported Treul after the shooting.

Coughlin testified Treul spoke with him briefly. "He asked, 'Who did I kill?' " Coughlin testified.

Garaghty says he will consult with a psychologist and review police reports in preparation for a possible plea involving Treul's mental health.

Victim Ebony Lasher's mother, Pam Kissner tells 27 News Treul knew what he was doing when he shot her daughter and Howland.

Goyette says a preliminary autopsy report shows Howland was shot ten times.

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