$1 million bail set in slaying of UW-Madison student

$1 million bail set in slaying of UW-Madison student Photo: KSTP.

The Associated Press
Created: December 04, 2020 06:38 AM

Bail has been set at $1 million for the man charged with killing a University of Wisconsin-Madison student in 2008.

Fifty-four-year-old David Kahl, incarcerated at the Oshkosh Correctional Institution for a seventh-offense drunken driving conviction, appeared by video from the prison on Thursday.

According to a criminal complaint, police had interviewed Kahl numerous times between the day Brittany Zimmermann was killed and December 2014. Eventually, improvements in DNA technology led to a charge of first-degree intentional homicide against Kahl.

A criminal complaint says tests found a match between Kahl’s DNA and DNA recovered from Zimmermann’s clothing.

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