FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Jurors will try again to reach a verdict after telling the judge they were deadlocked in the trial of a man accused of killing an 18-year-old Wisconsin woman in 1990.
Sixty-two-year-old Dennis Brantner is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Berit Beck. Jurors sent a message to the judge Tuesday saying they could not reach a verdict. The Reporter Media says the judge re-read his instructions to the jury, and jurors agreed to resume deliberations Wednesday.
Beck was traveling from her home in Sturtevant to Appleton for a work seminar when she disappeared. Her van was found a few days later in a Fond du Lac parking lot, but her body wasn’t found until more than a month later in a ditch in Fond du Lac County.