Charges filed in Waushara Co. hotel death

Published On: Mar 29 2013 10:12:05 AM CDT
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MOUNT MORRIS, Wis. (AP) -

Investigators in Waushara County say bloody footprints led to charges in the death of a man found beaten in a hotel room.

Robert Kasun, 50, was found dead at the Mount Morris Hotel March 6. An autopsy showed Kasun had a fractured skull, 10 broken rib bones and a severed aorta.

A man who was staying in the room adjacent to the victim has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide. A complaint charging 42-year-old Travis Petersen says footprints found in Kasun's room match those found in Petersen's room.

The Oshkosh Northwestern says Petersen is being held in the Waushara County Jail on $250,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled April 5. Petersen's attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.