Police: Woman Arrested After Ex, Boyfriend Found Dead

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota woman is charged with killing her ex-husband, but what makes the case even more disturbing is what happened to her boyfriend. He was found dead, too, just a day later.

Angelina Omara, 38, is in jail and faces a second-degree murder charge for allegedly killing James Omara, her ex-husband. Sauk Rapids Police say he was found with a gunshot wound to his head on Tuesday. A detective noticed he had a bloody face, along with a pillow covering his head.

“He was just a friendly guy,” said his neighbor, Roxanne Huston.

In fact, James Omara had opened his door to his ex-wife. Angelina Omara had been staying with him at his Sauk Rapids apartment, off and on, the last month.

Huston recalled seeing Angelina Omara just a few days ago, and a few days before James Omara was found dead in his Sauk Rapids apartment. Huston said she was holding a Burger King bag and wanted to bring James Omara breakfast.

“She asked me if I had a butter knife, because she was going to try and get in,” said Huston.

Detectives say they found that Burger King bag and breakfast next to James Omara’s body.

The next day, 200 miles away, police in Ashland, Wis., found Angelina Omara’s boyfriend, Michael Pies, dead at the Anderson Motel. He died the same way the ex-husband did. Pies had a gunshot wound to his head, and a pillow covered his head.

Angelina Omara was found a couple hours later by police in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was walking alongside a road after abandoning her vehicle about a mile away, they say.

“Everything just kind of leads us to her,” said Sauk Rapids Police Chief Perry Beise, who believes Angelina Omara killed her ex-husband.

Ashland Police, however, aren’t talking yet about who exactly killed Pies. They’re expected to release more information about his death early next week. They’re only calling his death “suspicious” at this point.


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