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Froedtert nurse murder suspect found incompetent for trial at this time

Posted: 12:15 PM, Mar 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-12 13:15:47-04
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The man accused of murdering Froedtert nurse practitioner Carlie Beaudin in late January has been found incompetent to stand trial at this time.

During a hearing Tuesday, court proceedings are suspended as 27-year-old Kenneth Freeman receives treatment for a mental illness.

While proceedings are suspended, it was noted that Freeman is likely to become competent upon treatment.

Freeman is charged with first-degree intentional homicide of Beaudin, who was killed in a Froedtert Hospital parking structure Jan. 25.

According to the criminal complaint, surveillance video shows Beaudin heading toward her car when confronted by Freeman.

Beaudin continues to walk to her vehicle when Freeman runs up behind her, knocking her to the ground and violently attacking her.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the head.

A followup hearing is scheduled for June 4 to determine Freeman's competency for trial.