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David Kahl biography: 10 things about Madison, Wisconsin man

David A. Kahl is a white man from Wisconsin, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He is a resident of Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin.
  2. Aside from Madison, he has lived in other parts of Wisconsin including Ridgeway, Oshkosh, Oregon, Belleville, Milwaukee and Verona.
  3. He has schizophrenia.
  4. In 1993, he was convicted of second-degree sexual assault.
  5. On April 2, 2008, he entered a woman’s home in Madison and asked for $40 to fix a flat tire and solicited $20 from another man in the neighborhood to fix a flat tire. The woman and the man were neighbors of Brittany Sue Zimmermann, 21, a student of the University of Wisconsin–Madison in Madison. That day, Zimmerman was fatally stabbed inside her apartment.
  6. After a parole violation, he spent much of 2009 in Fox Lake Correctional Institution in Fox Lake, Dodge County, Wisconsin. That year, an anonymous letter was mailed from that medium-security state prison.
  7. In March 2020, he was arrested for Zimmerman’s murder and charged with first-degree intentional homicide.
  8. In December 2014, testing on deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) evidence lifted from Zimmerman’s clothing returned a positive match for him. That month, a Madison detective spoke to his friend Andrew J. Scoles, who was an inmate in Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution in Glenville, Gilmer County, West Virginia, USA. He confessed to Scoles that he killed Zimmermann, according to Scoles. On August 12, 2017, Scoles died from injuries suffered in a crash in Fitchburg, Dane County on July 20, 2017.
  9. In April 2016, he started serving a six-year prison sentence in Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun, Wisconsin following his seventh drunk driving conviction.
  10. In April 2019, the anonymous letter mailed from Fox Lake Correctional Institution in 2009 underwent DNA analysis. The results revealed that only he could have licked the letter’s envelope.
  11. On March 20, 2020, he was arrested and charged with party to first-degree intentional homicide with use of a dangerous weapon. At the time, he was an inmate at Oshkosh Correctional Institution in Oshkosh on an unrelated conviction and could be released as soon as November 2021.
  12. He was 56 years old when he admitted in court on October 27, 2022 that he killed Zimmerman. He was sentenced to life in prison.
  13. On January 12, 2023, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Chris Taylor will make a decision on whether he will be allowed to file for extended supervision at any point in the future.

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