MADISON, Wis. - The man accused of shooting and killing a Sun Prairie man was in Dane County court Friday afternoon.
Daniel C. Lieske, 59, of Marshall, was charged in the death of 21-year-old Jesse Faber, whose body was found in a storage facility in Rio, about 30 miles north of where he was reportedly last seen in Marshall. Lieske is facing a charge of first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse.
Law enforcement officers and volunteers had been searching for Faber for about two days after he reportedly went missing Monday night from a home in the town of Medina just east of the village of Marshall, officials said.
Police said evidence found at a home on Box Elder Lane, where Faber was last seen, led them to believe there was foul play in the disappearance. Faber's body was found Thursday.
According to reports Lieske said he was acting out of self defense. News 3 spoke to his sister who said Lieske has a heart condition and would only act if trying to protect himself.
"I can remember several occasions when we were growing up whe he would protect animals that couldn't protect themselves, he is not violent," Delores Kolosovsky, Lieske's Brother said.
When asked about why Lieske would try to hide the body Kolosovsky said she hadn't talked to her brother yet but believes he might have been scared.
"You can only make normal assumptions. I don't know why he did what he did, if he did it. Maybe somebody else did it. I don't know," she said.
In court Friday, Lieske's bail was set at $350,000, and he was ordered to be on GPS monitoring. He was also ordered to stay in Dane County and to not be in possession of any weapons or contact the Faber family.
At court, Faber's parents told News 3 that they did not know of Lieske until this incident.
An initial appearance is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 1.
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