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   Kalee Bruce, 18, a Northwestern Michigan College student and Frankfort native, was found dead Feb. 17, 1998, at a resort in Traverse City where she worked as a desk clerk. Police later arrested Kevin Holtzer, 25, a resident of the resort, in relation to her killing.
    Below are stories that have appeared in the Record-Eagle about the investigation, Holtzer's first trial, which ended in a mistrial and his second trial for murder. Also included are stories about Holtzer's trial and conviction of the beating of a Traverse City woman in January 1998.

Holtzer found guilty of murder - October 22, 1999

Holtzer murder trial nears its end - October 21, 1999

Defense witnesses discredit DNA tests - October 20, 1999

Holtzer's attorneys focus on DNA test - October 19, 1999

Holtzer's reasons for flight not clear - October 14, 1999

Footwear the focus of opening testimony in trial - October 13, 1999

Jury selection posed some problems - October 12, 1999

Second Holtzer trial set to start - October 10, 1999

Evidence of prior attack not allowed - September 16, 1999

Prosecutors want to introduce evidence that Holtzer beat a woman before Kalee Bruce was slain - September 11, 1999

New boots considered a coincidence - June 26, 1999

Holtzer case a mistrial - June 25, 1999

Witnesses recount Holtzer's actions - June 23, 1999

Prosecution warns jurors of gory and complicated evidence - June 22, 1999

Jury will hear DNA evidence in murder case - June 11, 1999

Holtzer murder case reset until May at earliest - March 11, 1999

DNA evidence debated in Kalee Bruce murder trial - January 27, 1999

Holtzer gets 10 to 15 years for alley beating - January 27, 1999

Kalee Bruce murder trial may be moved - January 9, 1999

Holtzer found guilty in January 1998 alley attack - December 17, 1998

Lawyers in Kalee Bruce murder case challenge complex DNA test - November 26, 1998

New DNA testing method at heart of Kalee Bruce murder case - November 19, 1998

Bloody shoes can be used in Holtzer's assault trial - October 17, 1998

Assault trial for Kevin Holtzer, like his murder trial, moved to Newaygo County - October 13, 1998

Kalee Bruce murder trial delayed two months for results of key DNA evidence - September 12, 1998

Prosecutor: Holtzer's 'hatred of women' shows murder motive - August 8, 1998

Holtzer case to move out of Grand Traverse - July 24, 1998

Holtzer's attorney: Move trial out of TC - July 18, 1998

Holtzer tied to alley assault - July 17, 1998

DNA links Holtzer to beating of TC woman - May 21, 1998

Suspect bound over for trial in Kalee Bruce murder - April 28, 1998

Organization approves reward for tip in Kalee Bruce murder case - April 7, 1998


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