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Gardner charged with murder; Gets attorney

Zachary Gardner was formally charged with second-degree murder Wednesday morning during a brief court appearance in a Winfield courtroom. He was arrested Sunday in connection with the death of his wife.

Ark City attorney Chad Giles was appointed to serve as legal counsel for the 32-year-old Gardner, who informed the court he could not afford to hire his own attorney. Bond for Gardner is set at $500,000 and he remains in the custody of the Cowley County Jail.

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