SHAWANO, Wis. (WBAY)-A man accused of killing his girlfriend last summer pleaded not guilty to first-degree intentional murder on Wednesday.

Michael Ingold, 58, called 911 on the morning of June 25, 2022, telling Shawano County dispatchers that he had just woken up to find his girlfriend was dead.

The autopsy showed that the 59-year-old woman had been strangled.

According to the criminal complaint, when officers questioned Ingold about the autopsy report, he denied hitting or touching her.

Prosecutors point to a case two years earlier involving the same woman where Ingold was charged with strangulation, second-degree reckless endangerment of safety and operating a firearm while intoxicated.

The court scheduled a pretrial conference on April 18. A trial date was not immediately set.