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Man accused of killing nurse practitioner in parking structure was former valet at Froedtert, email says

Posted at 4:06 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 17:25:29-05

MILWAUKEE -- The man accused of brutally murdering Froedtert nurse practitioner Carlie Beaudin in a parking structure last week was formerly employed on the hospital's campus as a parking valet, according to an email sent to hospital employees Tuesday.

"The suspect, Kenneth B. Freeman, has been identified as being formerly employed by a parking service provider as a valet on the Froedtert Hospital campus from January to October of 2018," the email states.

The email goes on to explain that Freeman passed a standard background check and was fired for a non-violent infraction:

"We remain vigilant about the emotional and physical safety of every person who works or studies at, is cared for by, or visits our campuses, clinics, and hospitals."

Freeman was formally charged in Beaudin's death Tuesday. He faces one count of first degree homicide.

Beaudin was found frozen in a parking structure at Froedtert Hospital on Friday.

According to the criminal complaint, Freeman was identified on surveillance footage, reportedly attacking the woman and brutally beating her.

When interrogated, Freeman told detectives he “deliberately and purely murdered Ms. Willa” and when asked to provide additional details replied, “there isn’t anything I want to talk about."

He faces life in prison if convicted. He's being held on $500,000 bail.