Clyman Man Headed To Prison For Homicide

1/21/17 – A Clyman man will spend seven years in prison for failing to get help for a friend who died of a heroin overdose. In November, Gabriel Brandl pled “no contest” to felony First Degree Reckless Homicide in connection with the death of Holly Nehls last May. The 30-year-old drove around the Watertown area with Nehls and their drug supplier. She was fine after shooting up…for about ten minutes and then she went unconscious. Brandl says he assumed she would “snap out of it” and drove around for three hours debating the right thing to do. Later in the evening, Brandl noticed Nehls was no longer breathing. He attempted CPR, was 99-percent sure she was dead, and started to feel guilty because he should have brought her to the hospital sooner. Brandl will also spend 13 years under extended supervision, was ordered to pay $6,700 in restitution, and must give a public speech at an AA or similar meeting where he tells the audience he killed a person and explains the pain it caused.