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Innocent pleas entered for Hatfield man accused of killing ex-wife

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Innocent pleas entered for Hatfield man accused of killing ex-wife
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Innocent pleas have been entered for a Hatfield man accused of killing his ex-wife and hiding her body while hundreds spent a week searching for her.


Douglas Sidie, 39, was ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Jackson County.

Judge Dale Pasell ruled there was enough evidence to put Sidie on trial.

When Sidie did not enter pleas, Passel entered innocent pleas to 11 charges that include homicide, hiding a corpse and obstructing officers.

Sidie's lawyer asked for another judge, who will be the third to hear the case.

Judge Thomas Lister withdrew earlier, because he represented Sidie as a defense lawyer a few years ago.

Sidie is accused of shooting his ex-wife Alisha, 27, who had been living with him.

He reportedly claimed that she threatened to stop him from seeing their 2-year-old twin boys and threatened to hurt his eight-year-old son from a previous marriage unless he stopped seeing him.

Prosecutors said Sidie scrapped the idea of hiding Alisha's body in a marsh because it was too close to a road, so he chose a deeply-wooded area.

In the meantime, he denied knowing where she was until his reported confession.