A former hospital valet has reportedly confessed to the brutal murder of a young nurse practitioner who was found frozen and bleeding under her own car in a parking garage last week.
The Journal-Sentinel reports that Carlie Beaudin, 33, was found unresponsive, pinned under her car and frozen to the ground in a parking garage at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, early Friday morning.
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According to WISN, a snowplow driver called police to report a person stuck underneath a car that had crashed into a wall of the parking garage. Paramedics called to the scene by responding officers reportedly found Beaudin unconscious, bleeding from the head, and frozen to the ground. She was still alive when paramedics freed her from underneath the car, but had a weak pulse. She was later pronounced dead at a nearby trauma center.
Beaudin was a nurse practitioner in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Oncology at the teaching hospital. Investigators reportedly obtained surveillance camera footage that showed Beaudin entering the parking garage after 1 a.m. on Friday morning, where she encountered a man who had jumped out from behind a concrete pillar near her parking spot. Beaudin and the suspect briefly spoke, and when she turned to walk to her car he allegedly came up from behind her, knocked her down, and stomped on her face and neck dozens of times — at least 40. He was then seen putting Beaudin into her car and driving the vehicle to a nearby parking structure, where the snowplow driver would discover her later that morning.
Kenneth Freeman was waiting behind a concrete pillar in parking structure 5 at Froedtert when Carlie Beaudin stepped out of the elevator.https://t.co/WPJ6RLwERS
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That same morning, according to the Journal Sentinel, 27-year-old Kenneth Freeman called 911 to report that he had played a role in a death at the parking garage. When he was arrested shortly after the call, police found him wearing the same jacket seen on the man in the surveillance video; the suspect also had Beaudin’s purse.
According to a hospital statement given to the Journal Sentinel, Freeman had worked as a valet at the hospital from January to October 2018, when he was fired for an unspecified “non-violent infraction.”
The news outlet obtained a complaint showing that Freeman admitting to killing Beaudin in an interview with police, saying that he “deliberately and purely murdered Ms. Willa.”
It is unclear why Freeman referred to the victim by that name. Authorities have not released details about a possible motive.
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