MADISON, Wis. - A man accused of trying to hire hit man to kill his ex-girlfriend was in court for his initial hearing Tuesday.
Christopher A. Beierle, of Marshall, is being charged with solicitation of first-degree intentional homicide and possession of cocaine. At the hearing, bail was set at $35,000. Beierle is also not allowed in the Village of McFarland.
"Given the nature of what is alleged here it is reasonable for "JJB" (the victim) to have some sort of sphere of comfort or zone within which its understood if he is there its violating in a significant way," court commissioner Jason Hanson said.
Police said that Beierle offered a hit man $10,000 to kill his ex-girlfriend.
Police received the information from a man who goes by the name "Junkyard." He said a man had made a proposal for him to "finish her off."
Junkyard said Beierle gave him a car key and a Post-it note with an address on it. Beierle also told Junkyard he could keep the car, which is owned by the ex-girlfriend, as another incentive, according to the criminal complaint.
The ex-girlfriend said she applied for, and was granted, a temporary restraining order against Beierle in October because he had threatened her, saying, "I know people who can do stuff to you."
Beierle denied the police's account of events.
In a separate case Beierle is being charged with burglary of a building or dwelling, according to a criminal complaint. A cash bail was set at $2,000.
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