LAC — Jury deliberations have begun in the trial
of a man accused of killing an 18-year-old Wisconsin
woman in 1990.
Dennis Brantner is charged with first-degree murder in
the death of Berit Beck. The Fond du Lac Reporter (http://fondul.ac/28ZHcvT
) says the jury got the case Monday afternoon and will
was traveling from her home in Sturtevant to Appleton
for a work-related seminar when she disappeared. Her van
was found a few days later in a Fond du Lac parking lot,
but her body wasn't found until more than a month later
in a ditch.
who re-examined the cold case say they matched
fingerprints on evidence recovered from Beck's van to
attorney Craig Powell argued Brantner's fingerprints
being found in Beck's van "doesn't prove he