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Park Falls man accused of murdering his estranged wife

PHILLIPS, WI (WTAQ) - A murder case against a northern Wisconsin man is moving forward. 

46-year-old William Rambo completed his initial appearance Tuesday in Price County Circuit Court, for the death of his estranged wife Dawn. 

Reports said she kicked him out of their house in Park Falls, and he was trying to resolve the matter when they got into an argument. That's when Rambo allegedly stabbed and slashed the 37-year-old woman with a knife. 

Officials said Dawn ran to a neighbor's house, and a police officer took her to a hospital on the assumption that she couldn't wait for an ambulance. She died 40 minutes later. 

Rambo asked for a preliminary hearing on a charge of first-degree intentional homicide. A date was not set. 

A pre-trial conference is planned on two other charges filed against Rambo the day of the killing -- misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct.