10/18 Man Accused of Jessie Blodgett Murder Waives Hearing

Nineteen year old Daniel Bartelt of Hubertus, is being accused of killing Jessie Blodgett and attacking another woman in the Richfield Historical Park in July appeared in custody Thursday before Washington County Circuit Judge Todd Martens with his attorney Gary Schmaus.  Bartelt waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over for trial. The hearing was to be a preliminary hearing, but defense attorney Schmaus said he is waiting for more information and asked for a 30-day adjournment. Bartelt’s court date will be November 27th  at 9 a.m. for an arraignment hearing. Bartelt has been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide; first-degree recklessly endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, attempted false imprisonment by use of a dangerous weapon and first-degree intentional homicide. If convicted, Bartelt could face a maximum sentence of life in prison.
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Location : Washington
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