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Suspect in homeless man's beating death in court today

Justin Brooks, 31 Justin Brooks, 31

MADISON (WKOW) -- The suspect in the beating death of a homeless man will be in court for the first time Monday.

Justin Brooks, 31, is also homeless.

Police say Brooks beat Robert Kuntz, 61, with a wooden table leg in the middle of the night near the Capitol. Kuntz died the next day.

Court records show Brooks is now charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide. He was originally charged with Attempted Homicide, before Kuntz died.

Brooks will make his initial court appearance Monday afternoon.


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