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Court appearance set for Monday in Ixonia homicide

Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ responds to a question Aug. 1 in Jefferson where James H. Richards, 19, of Oconomowoc, and James T. Richardson, 51, of Watertown, were charged in the murder of Beau Butschke, 28, of Ixonia. (AP Photo/The Watertown Daily Times, Samantha Christian)

JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — Two men accused in the death of a Jefferson County man whose body was found in a storage unit are scheduled to appear in court Monday.

Fifty-one-year-old James Richardson and 19-year-old James Richards are charged with first-degree intentional homicide, hiding a corpse and theft in the disappearance and death of Beau Butschke. His body was found in late July nearly two weeks after he disappeared.

Richardson and Butschke were neighbors in Ixonia and investigators say they sometimes argued about taking care of their property. Police say Richardson has admitted shooting Butschke with the help of Richards.

Both men are jailed on $1 million cash bond.

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