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Jury trial for Beaver Dam man scheduled in reckless homicide case

June 9, 2018

JUNEAU – A five-day jury trial was scheduled on Friday for a 28-year-old Beaver Dam man who is charged with delivering the heroin that led to the death of 25-year-old Dakoda Kline.

Brian K. Larson II is charged with felony counts of reckless homicide by way of delivering a controlled substance, manufacturing or delivering heroin, and bail jumping in January. If convicted of all the charges, he could be sentenced to up to 77 years in prison and receive up to $170,000 in fines.

Larson remains in Dodge County Jail.

Kline was found dead in a running vehicle in a cemetery in Beaver Dam in April 2017.

The state alleges Larson is the person who supplied the heroin to Kline that killed him.

According to the criminal complaint, the Dodge County sheriff’s office secured a warrant on both Larson and Kline’s phones that allegedly showed the two texted about drugs. The complaint says their phone activity coincided with ATM cash withdrawals Kline made and a trip Larson made to Milwaukee.

According to the complaint, a text Larson sent to Kline about “really good stuff” was sent when their phones pinged to the same area in Beaver Dam.

A felony charge from 2015 of manufacturing heroin against Larson was dismissed on a prosecutor’s motion in December.

The trial is scheduled for Dec. 3 to Dec. 7 with a motion hearing scheduled on Oct. 16.

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