Man accused of homicide in rural Dane County bound over for trial

MADISON, Wis. — A man accused of killing a woman in rural Dane County earlier this year was bound over for trial Tuesday, online court records show.

Jose Luis Gonzalez Sr., 71, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in connection with the death of 39-year-old Dora Gonzalez Zarate. Zarate was found dead in her home in the Town of York on May 24.

During a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, the Court bound Gonzalez over for trial and his bail was continued. An arraignment is scheduled for October 27.

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Gonzalez was arrested in late August. A complaint alleges that he and Zarate shared a romantic relationship that she was trying to leave, and that he was at her home on the day she was killed. He left Wisconsin in the days following her murder and was taken into custody by authorities in Delaware.