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UPDATE: Bail set at $5 million for Janesville man charged in Wisconsin Dells homicide

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Jeremy Mondy/Columbia Co. Jail
Jeremy Mondy/Columbia Co. Jail

COLUMBIA COUNTY (WKOW) -- Bail has been set at $5 million dollars for the Janesville man charged in a Wisconsin Dells homicide.

Jeremy Mondy, 34, appeared in Columbia County Circuit Court Friday afternoon after being charged in the death of a Janesville woman.

The district attorney filed a motion asking that Mondy be held without bail. A pre-trial detention hearing on that matter will be held next week.

In the meantime, the district attorney's office argued for a $5 million cash bail. Mondy's attorney asked for a significantly lower amount.

The sister of the alleged victim made a statement to the court, saying her family fears for their lives and they believe Mondy would have "no problem coming for us."

The judge agreed to hold Mondy on $5 million cash bail.

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WISCONSIN DELLS (WKOW) -- Charges have been filed against a Janesville man in a Wisconsin Dells homicide.

The Columbia County District Attorney filed charges Friday morning against Jeremy Mondy, 34.

He faces first-degree intentional homicide - domestic abuse, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two bail jumping charges.

Mondy has been in police custody since Sunday. State investigators recently announced their involvement in the case.

Mondy also faces charges in Rock County in a domestic abuse case filed earlier this month. He was out on a signature bond when the homicide occurred at a Wisconsin Dells hotel Sunday.

The Rock County District Attorney tells 27 News the victim in their domestic abuse case is the same person killed in Wisconsin Dells. The criminal complaint filed in Columbia County against Mondy also confirms the alleged victim in both cases is the same woman.

The name of the victim has not been released by authorities, and 27 News is choosing not to share the name at this time.

According to the criminal complaint in the homicide case, a housekeeper at the hotel discovered Mondy passed out on the bed and the victim on the bathroom floor of a room. Mondy allegedly told Department of Criminal Investigation agents he and the victim struggled over a gun in the bathroom and it accidentally went off. According to the complaint, Mondy later changed his statement and said he "purposely pulled the trigger to defend himself."

Mondy is scheduled to have his initial appearance in Columbia County Circuit Court Friday afternoon.

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Dani Maxwell

Dani Maxwell is the Assistant News Director for 27 WKOW.

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