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Hospital parking garage murder suspect released from jail hours before nurse found killed

Posted at 4:35 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 22:53:36-05

The man accused of brutally killing a nurse practitioner at Froedtert Hospital was released from the Milwaukee County Jail hours before the attack.

According to a spokesperson for the Milwaukee Police Department, officers responded to a call in the 3000 block of State St. at 8:36 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Sgt. Sheronda Grant said Freeman was arrested at that call for resisting and obstructing an officer, and use of a weapon.

Freeman was transferred to the Milwaukee County jail, where he was held until the afternoon of Jan. 24.

A spokesman for Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said Freeman was released on the afternoon of Jan. 24 because prosecutors ran out of time to file charges.

“His time was expiring,” said spokesman Kent Lovern.

Lovern said prosecutors were attempting to get a mental health screen for Freeman, but that had not occurred by the time of his release.

Records do not indicate when Freeman was released, but Lovern said that would have happened after his office listed the case as "pending" on Thursday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, which administers the jail, could not comment on when Freeman left their custody, citing an active investigation.

But by 1 a.m Friday, police say Freeman was in the parking structure at Froedtert Hospital.

Court documents say that was when Freeman hid behind a pole in that garage and then violently attacked Carlie Beaudin.

Investigators said Freeman then drove her to a different parking garage and left her there under her own car.

Beaudin later died from her injuries.

A criminal complaint said Freeman called 911 later Friday morning to turn himself in. Officers reported finding Beaudin’s purse with Freeman when he was arrested.