- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) - The district attorney in Fond du Lac County says he’ll consult with the family of a 1990 homicide victim, sheriff’s investigators and other prosecutors before deciding how to proceed after a mistrial was declared in the case.

DA Eric Toney would only say that he’s keeping the options open when asked about retrying Dennis Brantner in the death of 18-year-old Berit Beck. In recent years, investigators took another look at the case that had gone cold, resulting in a murder charge against the 62-year-old Brantner. Prosecutors matched previously undiscovered fingerprints in Beck’s vehicle to Brantner.

He remains in jail even though jurors could not reach a verdict on the murder charge. Brantner will be sentenced July 10 on unrelated drug charges.



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