BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin businessman has posted $425,000 bond for a man who won a new trial on charges he killed a woman and hung her body in a tree 23 years ago.
The Baraboo News Republic reports the move came Friday, a day after 49-year-old Terry Vollbrecht’s attorneys got a judge to release him into the custody of the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department.
According to the newspaper, Curt Mueller of Prairie du Sac-based Mueller Sports Medicine wrote the bail check. It says Mueller declined to comment and calls to Vollbrecht weren’t returned.
Vollbrecht was convicted in 1989 of killing 18-year-old Angela Hackl. But Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Stephen Bauer last month ordered a new trial. Attorneys with the Wisconsin Innocence Project say new evidence suggests another man killed Hackl in 1987.
Information from: Baraboo News Republic, http://www.wiscnews.com/bnr