Minn. Pair Indicted On 1st-Degree Murder Charges

CARLTON, Minn. (AP) — A Cloquet couple has been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the January shooting deaths of a northeastern Minnesota couple.

The Carlton County grand jury indicted David Annette on four counts of first-degree murder. Annette’s girlfriend, Rachel Defoe, is charged with aiding and abetting first-degree murder.

According to the complaints, Annette and Defoe told investigators they visited victims Thomas Holm and his girlfriend, Kim Schmitz, at their rural Cromwell home on Jan. 8, then returned to rob Holm.

Annette allegedly shot and killed Holm, then stole guns, fishing gear and a chain saw. Defoe left while Annette stayed and allegedly killed Schmitz when she returned home.

Defoe’s attorney, Joanna Wiegert, tells the Duluth News Tribune her client did not hear any shots and “had no idea what was happening.”

Both suspects remain jailed in Carlton County, with bail of $1 million each.

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  • markH

    Goatees have to be the most sinister (not to mention juvenile-looking) “fashion” statement that one can wear.

  • Doug

    Go to jail……directly to jail, do not collect 200 hundred dollars……wow…now we need to feed these two illegals for 40 years…..then deport them when their old?….nice………….

    • Ikwenindayaa

      Wow you must be pretty dumb not to see that they are Native American. They are both enrolled in Fond Du Lac.

  • lib

    Our beloved illegals at work. Theh know if they kill in this state, 3 hots and a cot and the finest medical care in the world. let’s hope they aren’t the newest fashion craze and demand sex changes, we have to pay for that too. According to ACORN they did vote for President Obama, Frankin and Dayton.

  • married to the truth

    Hate to spoil your guys party but these two are native american. Want to post new comments now?

  • Shannon

    Seriously, some people are so ignorant. Anytime anything bad happens you assume that it is someone who is black or hispanic. Get over yourselves. People of every race, religion, creed and socioeconomic background commit crimes. And by the way, not all hispanic people are illegals.

  • Michelle Yunker

    You know what would be a good idea – if the native Americans opened up there own prison system and housed and rehabilitated their own


      You know it would be nice to if all THEM chimooks would just go back where THEY came from…

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