Not guilty plea entered for man accused of killing Brittany Zimmermann

MADISON, Wis. — The man arrested and accused in the 2008 murder of UW-Madison college student Brittany Zimmerman had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf in Dane County court Monday.

David Kahl did not speak in his latest court appearance, so the judge entered the not guilty plea for him.

Kahl is being charged with first-degree intentional homicide in Zimmermann’s murder. Prosecutors say his DNA matches evidence from the crime scene in Zimmermann’s downtown Madison apartment.

Kahl was ruled competent to stand trial in June after initially being arrested for the murder in March 2020 and charged in December 2020.

A judge found enough evidence during a preliminary hearing earlier this month to move forward with the case.