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Bail set for man charged with beating homeless man

Brooks fatally attacked a homeless man last week

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.

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