MADISON, Wis. -

A Madison man accused of beating a 61-year-old to death appeared in court Monday.

Homicide charges have been filed against Justin Brooks who will also have to undergo a competency exam before his preliminary hearing.

It’s not clear what provoked last Tuesday’s attack against Robert Kuntz, and he did not recover from a brain bleed and a number of facial fractures after reportedly being beaten with a wooden table leg.

Prosecutors argued for bail at $105,000 and asked a judge to order Brooks to not have contact with two witnesses.