Judge sets $1 million bond for Zimmermann murder suspect
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – A Dane County judge on Dec. 3 ordered a $1 million cash bond for a man charged in the killing of Marshfield native Brittany Zimmermann nearly 13 years ago.
David Kahl, 53, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in connection with the April 2, 2008, killing of Brittany in her Madison apartment.
Members of Brittany’s family testified during the hearing. Her aunt, Kimberly Heeg, argued that Kahl should remain jailed without bond, which is not permissible under state statutes.
Brittany’s brother Matthew also testified against bond for Kahl as well.
Kahl is currently jailed on unrelated charges at the Oshkosh Correctional Institution until at least November of next year.
Kahl was charged in March of this year. Witnesses told investigators they saw him in the area of Zimmerman’s Madison apartment on the day of the murder. The complaint say witnesses reported Kahl tried to get drug money by claiming he needed $40 to fix a flat tire.
The complaint states the lock on Zimmermann’s door was broken. It also says that she was hit, stabbed several times and strangled. A status conference in the case has been set for Dec. 11.