19-year-old charged in death of Hartford musician
- July 31, 2013 - 5:05 PM
WEST BEND, Wis. — A 19-year-old Hubertus man has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of a Hartford woman.
WISN-TV reports (http://bit.ly/17UundP ) Daniel Bartelt was charged Wednesday.
Court documents say 19-year-old Jessie Blodgett was found in her bed by her mother on July 15. She had ligature marks on her neck.
WISN-TV reports investigators believe Blodgett's ankles and wrists were tied, and she was gagged and strangled.
Police don't have a motive yet, but say the two had dated in high school and were spending time together.
Bartelt was arrested July 17 after he admitted to a separate attack of a woman in a Richfield park on July 12. He faces three felony counts in connection with that attack, in which the woman says she was cut with a knife.
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