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Trial dates set for Froehlich in beating death


One of the men accused of robbing and beating a Wausau man to death last summer will have a jury trial this coming summer. 

19-year-old Zach Froehlich will go to trial for five days starting July 22nd. Froehlich faces 13 charges including armed robbery and 1st degree reckless homicide after he and an accomplice allegedly robbed and beat 49-year-old Kerby Kniess to death in his North 7th Avenue garage. The accomplice is 21-year-old Warren Krohn, who faces similar charges. Investigators say the two stole $21.00 from Kniess when he died. Both men are being held on 250-thousand dollar bonds. Krohn’s trial hasn’t been scheduled yet.

Froehlich has additional issues to resolve. He is also charged with suffocating a victim in a different incident while an accomplice hit the victim with a baseball bat.