Man Charged With Longville Stabbing Death

LONGVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) — A Longville man has been charged with murder in connection to a stabbing death that happened early last Sunday.

A criminal complaint says Frank LaRose, 23, stabbed a 31-year-old man in the chest just after midnight on Feb. 5.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office and an ambulance were called to the scene. Police said the victim, James Raymond Elmberg, was pale and had lost a lot of blood. He was brought to Crosby Hospital where he died around 4 a.m.

Investigators said they discovered there had been several people at a party at the home where the stabbing happened. Witnesses said during the course of the evening LaRose became agitated and paranoid. People tried to calm him down, and eventually, Elmberg and LaRose began arguing.

One witness said that she saw LaRose approach Elmberg as if he was going to give him a hug, but instead, stabbed him. Another reported seeing LaRose walk across the room with two knives, and then heard Elmberg screaming shortly after.

LaRose fled, but was arrested several hours later.

He is currently in Cass County Jail facing second degree murder charges. His next court date is set for Feb. 13. Bail is set at $500,000.


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