Suspect in 2008 Brittany Zimmermann murder set for early prison release 03/28/2020 1:02 pm PDT Comments WITI / Dane County via WITI: MADISON, Wis. (WITI) -- A 53-year-old man charged last week in the 2008 killing of a University of Wisconsin-Madison student was set to be released from prison on a drunken driving sentence. David Kahl is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death 21-year-old Brittany Zimmermann, who was found strangled and stabbed in her downtown apartment after she returned home from class on April 2, 2008. Kahl is a registered sex offender who is serving a prison sentence for his seventh drunken driving offense, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. According to court documents, Kahl just completed an early release program in prison for nonviolent offenders. A judge has signed an order for Kahl's release, but officials say once that happens he would be taken into custody on the homicide warrant and returned to Madison. MORE: Man charged in 2008 killing of Brittany Zimmermann finished early release program, but won't go free - Wisconsin State Journal Man charged in 2008 killing of Brittany Zimmermann was set to be freed from prison - WITI #ColdCase #DUI #Incarceration #Madison #Murder #Stabbing #Update #WITI #Wisconsin Related Stories 1999 Wisconsin homicide victim identified, Florida woman arrested Akron 1991 cold case arrest: woman raped, stabbed, set on fire Georgia detectives seek leads in possibly related murders of women Anitra Gunn update: college student's death ruled homicide Wisconsin man charged in 2008 stabbing death of Brittany Zimmermann New developments in case of Kristin Smart, missing since '96 Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.