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Freeman, charged with nurse's death, makes initial appearance

Kenneth Freeman, Milwaukee County Sheriff\'s Office

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) – Kenneth Freeman, the man accused of the murder of a nurse practitioner in a parking garage at Froedtert Hospital on January 25, made his initial appearance in Milwaukee County Circuit Court today.  The 27-year-old Freeman is charged with 1st Degree Intentional Homicide in the death of Carlie Beaudin. 

During the initial appearance this morning, the court found probable cause to hold Freeman for a preliminary hearing on February 8.  Freeman is being held in the Milwaukee County Jail on a cash bond of $500,000.

Early on the morning of January 25, the body of a woman was found lying underneath a car in the parking structure.  The woman, later identified as Beaudin, was pronounced dead at Froedtert Hospital.

Authorities reviewed security footage which showed the suspect,  identified as Freeman, wearing a black and white jacket with the number "88" standing behind a concrete pillar as Beaudin walked towards her car. The security footage then showed the suspect talk briefly with Beaudin before she walked towards her car. The security footage then shows the suspect running up behind Beaudin, kicking her to the ground. During the course of the assault, the man allegedly kicked and stomped on her multiple times.

The suspect then drove Beaudin's car to the top level.

In a statement to authorities, Freeman, said he "deliberately and purely murdered Ms. Willa."  When asked to provide additional details, he replied "there isn't anything I want to talk about."

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