The fiancée of a slain UW-Madison student can’t collect damages in her murder.
The state Appeals Court ruled Thursday that Jordan Gonnering, who was engaged to slain UW-Madison student Brittany Zimmerman, cannot collect damages for emotional stress in her murder.
Judges rejected claims by Gonnering against Dane County and the owners and managers of the apartment he and Brittany shared in downtown Madison. The ruling says that only family members can collect for emotional losses.
Zimmerman was found stabbed and strangled in April of 2008 in an apartment she shared with Gonnering in downtown Madison. An investigation also found she made a 911 call shortly before her murder, but officers were not dispatched to investigate. No arrests have ever been made.