MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 32-year-old Minneapolis man was convicted Friday of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a St. Louis Park woman at a motel last November.

After about four hours of deliberation, a Hennepin County jury found James Edward Reed guilty in the stabbing death of Pamela Beaulieu. Reed was arrested in Chicago, Ill., on Nov. 30, 2010.

The day of the murder, investigators said Beaulieu had been at the Lakeland Inn Motel and left with two men to take part in a drug deal. That’s when they met up with Reed. A witness told police, after they got back to the motel, Reed said he wanted some time alone with Beaulieu.

Around 1:30 p.m. a guest at the motel reported hearing a woman scream. Court documents said the motel staff checked it out, but they checked the wrong room. Around 7 p.m. a hotel manager discovered the room trashed and Beaulieu’s bloody body.

Reed, also known as Carl Shumond Anderson, spent much of the night on Nov. 18, 2010, with several people at the Lakeland Inn in St. Louis Park, according to a criminal complaint.

The next day, a witness heard a fight going on in the hotel room. Beaulieu’s body was later found in the room. Pieces from a broken mirror had been used to cut her throat, according to the complaint.

A combination of physical evidence and witnesses put Reed as the last man to be with Beaulieu before she died.

Comments (16)
  1. True says:

    That’s racist. But accurate. Looks just like the guy that shot the homeowner in Minneapolis a couple nights ago. Maybe they are Brothers.

    1. Iconoclast says:

      Couple of key board cowboys aren’t ya. True heros of the net.

      1. Kevin says:

        Nope…I am no hero….I am a realist…and you are a liberal moron….but thanks for asking….I have siad it all the time…you wanna meet to discuss your ignorance….let me know…..

  2. quentin says:

    He could have been anyrhing. An armed robber, an arsonist, a car thief. But no, he decided to murder. What a waste.

  3. quentin says:

    The truth, no matter how hatefully or inarticulately expressed, sometimes hurts.

  4. Color blind says:

    We white people only chain our kids to their beds and starve them, give our rehab brother drugs so he overdoses, kill our mothers over a Yahtzee game, and distribute child porn, etc. Oh yeah, we’re perfect – Baloney!
    Skin color has nothing to do with this issue. It is an issue with this human being.

    1. Steve says:

      Your an idiot……

      1. Color Blind says:

        Check your spelling and then tell me who is the idiot.

  5. Bill Clintons Cigar says:

    Oh my moron…..censorship becomes you….but…reality is just that…..open your eyes and watch the freakin news…..

  6. no surprise says:

    HAHAHA…i like it

  7. sammy says:

    As soon as they steal some computers, I’m sure the opposing view will be presented.

  8. a little thin skinned says:

    Truth struck a nerve?

  9. Captobvious says:

    He murdered a drug dealing prostitute, um does it even matter.

    1. Beaulieu Liisa says:

      she was still my sister, a mother, daughter…… maybe he shuld of killed u!

  10. fred says:

    censorship solves nothing……maybe you should watch cartoons

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