FOND DU LAC (NBC 26) — A man accused in a Fond du Lac homicide made his initial court appearance Tuesday, according to police.
Fond du Lac Police said 57-year-old Gary E. Davis made his Initial Appearance for the charges of First-Degree Intentional Homicide (Repeater, Use of a Dangerous Weapon), Mayhem (Repeater, Use of a Dangerous Weapon), and Hiding a Corpse (Repeater) in Fond du Lac County Court.
According to NBC 26's Margaret Cahill, bail for Davis was set at $2 million. Davis and the victim reportedly had a relationship and he had prior charges of domestic abuse.
Fond du Lac County District Attorney Toney stated: “My heart goes out to the Victim’s family and her friends as they deal with this tremendous loss of a loved one as the holiday season is upon us. This was a vicious homicide with double-digit stab wounds and multiple fractures to her skull from blunt force trauma and we will fight for justice on behalf of the victim and her family. If the public has any additional information on the defendant or information related to his relationship with Jacquelyn Rooney we are asking the public to contact the City of Fond du Lac Police Department. Detective Kristina Meilahn can be reached at 920-322-3713 or KMeilahn@fdl.wi.gov.”
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, December 2. Davis could face life in prison if convicted.