Erik Metzig, accused in parents’ murder, bound for trial
WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - The trial for a man accused of killing his parents in the Town of Wolf River will move forward.
Erik Metzig, 25, faces two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of David and Jan Metzig.
In court Monday at a preliminary hearing, Metzig was bound over for trial.
According to the criminal complaint, David Metzig, 72, and Jan Metzig, 71, were found dead in their home with gunshot wounds. They were the owners of the popular Union Star Cheese Factory. One of their sons found them after police were called for a welfare check.
A gun was found on the kitchen counter. In the garage, police found a Glock 9mm handgun in a garbage bag and several unfired 9mm bullets near the bodies.
Erik Metzig was later found at a YMCA in Kimberly, where the complaint says he told a staff member he was upset about his family and looking for an apartment. He had been living with his parents at the time of their deaths.
The criminal complaint goes on to say police found red smears, which were believed to be blood, in Metzig’s car, and a journal in his bedroom had writings that said he wanted to eliminate his parents and make it look like they disappeared.
Metzig is being held on a $1 million cash bond. His next court date is set for May 30.
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