Trial ordered for man accused of hiding body in Mazomanie murder

2012-11-15T05:45:00Z 2014-12-18T13:17:48Z Trial ordered for man accused of hiding body in Mazomanie murderED TRELEVEN | Wisconsin State Journal | etreleven@madison.com | 608-252-6134 madison.com

A Mazomanie man was ordered Wednesday to stand trial for allegedly hiding the body of a developmentally disabled man who police say was killed by another man last summer.

Robert McCumber, 28, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was ordered to stand trial for allegedly hiding the body of Matthew Graville, 27, who was reported missing in September. Graville's body was found buried near Lone Rock after McCumber led police to the burial site.

According to a criminal complaint, McCumber told police that Graville's half-brother, Jeffrey Vogelsberg, 28, had badly beaten Graville on June 30 and that McCumber found Graville dead the next morning.

Graville had Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism.

Under Vogelsberg's orders, the complaint states, McCumber put Graville's body in a freezer, then he and Vogelsberg buried Graville near Lone Rock four days later.

Vogelsberg's mother, Laura Robar, 49, who is charged with using Graville's Quest public assistance benefits card after she knew he was dead, was to have a preliminary hearing on Wednesday as well. But Robar does not yet have a lawyer and told Dane County Circuit Judge Nicholas McNamara that she wants to hire one before her hearing. It will be re-scheduled at a later date.

Vogelsberg, who is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse, remains in the Pierce County Jail in Tacoma, Wash., and has a court date there on Dec. 6 regarding his extradition to Wisconsin. He had moved to Washington not long after Graville's death to be with his wife, who is in the Army and stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma.

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