Man charged in 2008 killing was set to be freed from prison

First degree homicide charges have been filed against David A. Kahl (right) in the 2008 killing of Brittany Zimmermann.
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MADSION, Wis. (AP) -- A 53-year-old man charged last week in the 2008 killing of a University of Wisconsin-Madison student was set to be released from prison on a drunken driving sentence.

David Kahl is accused of killing 21-year-old Brittany Zimmerman, who was found strangled and stabbed in her downtown apartment after she returned home from class.

Kahl is charged with first-degree intentional homicide as a party to a crime and by use of a dangerous weapon. A judge has signed an order for Kahl's release, but officials say once that happens he would be taken into custody on the homicide warrant and returned to Madison.