NEW INFORMATION: State working on bringing Brecht back to WI

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

Roger Hartman was the Buffalo County District Attorney in 1985. That's when investigators say Brecht shot him.

MADISON, Wis. (WEAU) -- The state is bringing an escaped inmate who was caught in Florida back to Wisconsin.

On Tuesday, a Wisconsin Department of Corrections spokesman told WEAU 13 News that Todd Brecht, 54, of Lake Tomahawk has waived extradition. The spokesman says his department has started the process of bringing Brecht back to Wisconsin. There's no word on exactly when he'll be back, but both the DOC spokesman and the Oneida County Sheriff expect it to be soon.

In 1986, Brecht was convicted of the murder of Roger Hartman, his brother-in-law, in Buffalo County. Earlier this month, Brecht walked away from a work site in Vilas County. Law enforcement searched for him for days. Officers ended up catching Brecht at a bus station in Orlando.

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