Ex-cop said deaths of women in luggage an accident

ELKHORN Wis. (Reuters) - A former Wisconsin police officer suspected in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases said that he accidentally killed the women during sexual encounters, a detective testified on Thursday.
The testimony by the detective, Jeffrey Recknagel, of the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, came during a hearing in the case. Judge Phillip Koss ruled on Thursday that Wisconsin prosecutors have demonstrated probable cause to continue the case against Steven Zelich, 52.
Zelich is accused of hiding the bodies of two women in suitcases and dumping the luggage in a roadside ditch.