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Arizona man ordered held without bond in wife’s death

KINGMAN, Ariz. — A man accused of killing his wife Monday was ordered held without bond during his initial court appearance Tuesday.

Mohave County prosecutor Jace Zack told Justice of the Peace John Taylor that Dennis Charles Schilinski, 36, has an extensive criminal history. He was released in November after serving consecutive prison sentences totaling seven years.

Zack said neighbors heard Schilinski arguing with his wife and that he was seen running away after shots were fired about 5:30 p.m.

The victim, Sandra Carol Bunn, 39, was found dead outside the residence she shared with her husband in the 3800 block of Neal Avenue. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said Bunn appeared to have been shot in the head.

The victim’s mother asked that Schilinski be held without bond, telling Taylor that family members heard him say he was going to cut her daughter up with a knife a month ago. Taylor scheduled a preliminary hearing for Aug. 15.

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