LIVE: Preliminary Hearing in Zimmermann Murder Case

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MADISON, WI (OnFocus) – The man charged in the 2008 killing of Marshfield native Brittany Zimmermann, David Kahl, is currently undergoing a preliminary hearing to determine if he is to stand trial.

You can access the live stream here.

Multiple witnesses testified after questions were asked of them by both stands.

Brittany was killed on April 2, 2008 in her downtown Madison apartment. A Marshfield (WI) native, Brittany was a 21-year-old UW-Madison student majoring in Medical Microbiology and Immunology. She lived with her fiancée and their three cats in the 500 block of West Doty Street.

According to the criminal complaint, David Kahl was going door-to-door collecting money to buy crack cocaine by telling people he needed money to repair a tire on his car. DNA evidence and a letter written by a fellow inmate ultimately connected Kahl to the Zimmermann case.

Kahl is currently serving a jail sentence in Winnebago County related to a seventh-offense drunk driving conviction.

Earlier this year, Kahl underwent a competency trial to ensure that he was fit to stand trial. The court ruled he was and the preliminary hearing was his first appearance in court related to this case since the competency trial.

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