Motion Hearing Set For Brantner Murder Case In September

A hearing in September will determine whether a 62-year-old Kenosha man will be retried for the murder of 18-year-old Berit Beck. Fond du Lac County Judge Gary Sharpe held a status conference Tuesday to discuss scheduling for the Dennis Brantner case. Last week a jury was unable to arrive at a verdict in the case and was dismissed. District Attorney Eric Toney says all the parties concerned want to take a look at transcripts from the last few days of the trial. He says the court needs to determine if there was a cause for the hung jury and whether there can be another trial. Toney maintains his team is ready to retry the case, but nothing has been decided officially. He says they also need to consult with the Beck family and get the court’s permission to retry Brantner. He says it wouldn’t be appropriate to rush the case. He says the Beck family needs time to digest everything. A motion hearing has been scheduled for September 6th.