Charges: Man Used Hammer In Blue Earth Attack

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say a brutal home invasion in Blue Earth was carried out by a jealous husband who used a hammer to assault his wife and another man while they were in bed, then attacked his wife’s two teenage daughters.

Faribault County officials charged 29-year-old Brian Daniel Freeman of Ceylon with one count of murder and multiple counts of attempted murder for the attack that killed 37-year-old Christopher Michael Fulmer of Blue Earth.

“It certainly appears to be a crime motivated by jealousy,” said Blue Earth County Attorney Timmerman. “It looks like Mr. Freeman’s wife was spending time with another man and Mr. Freeman went over there and assaulted them with a hammer, ultimately killing the other man and critically injuring everyone else in the house.”

Freeman’s wife, 38-year-old Candice Marie Freeman, and the two teens suffered life threatening injuries. Timmerman said he’s not sure why Freeman attacked the two teenagers.

“We don’t know why he would have done that,” said Timmerman. “At this point it appears as if the two daughters that were injured were sleeping.”

The complaint says Brian Freeman wore a mask and hit his victims multiple times in the head Monday. He told authorities he believed he struck Fulmer, but didn’t recall specifics.

After the attack, he called 911 then left.

Freeman’s attorney did not immediately return a phone message. Timmerman said Freeman spoke with investigators and gave a confession.

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  • Brett

    00 Buck with a gauge. double barrel.

    • Righ Arm!

      Yeah, for the two cheaters that is.

    • Clint's loaded for the hunt

      ,45 and simple hollow points
      God is Great

      • Stands with a hammer

        Dude is a wussy.

        • Uh huh

          He kills a cheating a-wipe with his bare hands (basically), and you call him a wussy?! You would be the real wussy, sweet pea.

          • jackactionhero

            He owns his wife and gets to decide what happens to her life?

            So she isn’t allowed to leave him, and you support that?

  • felice

    So, he caught his wife with another man. I don’t think the 37yr old man was visiting the 19yr old or the 15 yr old, so he must have been spending the night with the married woman?

    • frostyartist

      He didn’t catch his wife with anyone. She left him and took her children with her. She was waiting for a divorce. Obviously she left him for a reason. THIS WOULD BE THE REASON!! The man who she was dating lost his life because of this psycho! There is NEVER a reason to hit another person or take a life!

      • Uh huh, again.

        “she was waiting for a divorce” – whatever, D-bag. You make her sound so innocent, when in reality she’s probably the one that started the whole mess. Ten bucks says she started with ‘online sex’ – Ten bucks!

        Doing a drive-by shooting is one thing – killing a turd with one’s bare hands is quite another. She ain’t innocent in any sense of the term…

        • jackactionhero

          So did she belong to him like property? She doesn’t GET to leave?

          You consider this a valid killing?

      • Sarah y

        Are you nuts or can’t your read. It says they were in bed.

    • Brian Daniel Freeman

      Ya think?

  • Rufus Larkin

    He listened to Peter Paul & Mary

  • Kevin

    Wow…judge and jury! I sure hope you dont “believe” anything about me…..

  • Alden

    I wouldn’t call him jealous. I’d almost say justified. I mean…he walked in on his wife in bed with another man. I’d have a problem with that, too. I wouldn’t have beaten either one of them though.

    • jackactionhero

      Justified? She wanted out, and he decided he wasn’t going to LET her get away from him.

      You think that’s ok? If she wants to be with someone else, tough luck, pal. Get over it and move on with your life.

    • the daily funny

      I just searched the Minnesota Court Records. Mr. Freeman had a few civil cased for financial cases, but there was no divorce filings.

      Not to say it makes it right, but seriously, peeps, there’s no need to play around… It’s not to blame the victim but there ARE ways to minimize your risks.

      • jackactionhero

        If someone wants to leave their spouse, they get to. Legally. And they should not fear for being murdered for wanting to do so, or for doing so. You disagree?

        • Shaddup again

          Your worthless thoughts again? Hey JackMeHoff – if someone want to kill someone, they can. Ain’t no ‘law’ going to stop them

          Try and cct civil (yeah, I know, pretty d@mn tough for you losers to do), and maybe you won’t come up against an issue like this…

          • jackactionhero

            Your comment didn’t make sense. Did you want to read it to someone first next time, so it’s not so embarrassing for you? LOL

      • Clint's loaded for the hunt

        Oh I get it – you want us to take a hammer to you!
        Got news for you sickos-you ever live in an abusive domestic situation YOU will not…or if you doi you are pathetic right there and damaged goods.
        just sayin’ the facts stay in it either

    • frostyartist

      Wow. you are just as crazy as he is. good luck with that. it will take you real far in life.

      • Kevin

        Well…it has taken me farther in life than “Christopher Michael Fulmer”.

  • RML

    The man wasn’t jealous…. the man is a dangerous psycho. His poor wife left him for a very good reason. And he attacked her daughters too….. this monster needs to go away forever.

    • Kevin

      Crime of passion……crime of passion….”Hannibal Lector”? What? No Hilter comparison?

      • Kevin


      • frostyartist

        DING DING DING! I think you nailed it @RealTalk!

    • frostyartist

      I live here. I know what happened. All you city folk hear is what is in the media. This psycho came to my town, 30 miles away from where he lived for the sole purpose of finding and murdering a man who was sleeping with his wife. And his wife left him because he beat her. She left him for a reason, why do you think she had her children with her? And they were not his children. He is 29 and she was 38. I don’t think any woman who was just simply having an affair would bring her children with her. She left him and he went crazy. Any one who would defend someone who does something like that needs their head examined by a professional. I’m sickened by the fact that people think it’s ok to defend murder when they don’t know the real story. You are just as sick as he is.

      • jackactionhero

        So true. It’s amazing how a lot of guys come out of the woodwork to say she got what she deserved. It’s just more of the “women are men’s property” folks. what’s amazing is that women still shack up with these kind of men. Why is that?

      • Real Talk


        He wasn’t serious. It was a hypothetical situation to illustrate that anyone on hear can make up facts and become an instant judge & jury.

        What he failed to realize is asinine nature of his position renders his argument null the second he failed to realize that jealous rage is not a defense of murder.

        • Kevin

          Not true Real Talk. Its called a “Crime Of Passion” and it is a legal defense.

          Any other questions….feel free to ask….

          • Kevin

            Oh Real Talk…I dont hide behind anyhting. I dont act tough…I am tough….I only speak in facts. If you ever find anything I state untrue….let me know…it hasnt happened yet. See facts are just that. Oh and I dont threaten anyone…I am just Kevin… more…no less……that being said maybe you should stop by here with “frosty-anal”…..he can threaten me…and you can be a liberal gerbal lover…..and me…..well….time will tell son…..

            • Kevin

              Oh Kevin. You speak in half-truths and your personal opinion. Your views are just that, yours, and they are partial. Funny that little FACT never occured to you before? You would agree that your views are partial is a FACT correct?? If you cant atleast admit that, i dont see any further use in going down this road.

              The fact you claim you are “tough” is laughable as i’m sure everyone reading this is in utter admiration of your toughness. It is clearly shown throw your tough words. Were you born that way, or did writing on all these annoymous blogs contribute most to your toughness???

          • Real Talk

            You are tough and confident because this forum allows you to hide behind your computer.

            Congrats. I wouldnt get that excited with myself.

          • Real Talk

            Half true Kevin

            It is only a defense against the PREMEDITATION aspect of a 1st degree murder charge.

            It is not a defense for 2nd degree Murder/Homicide/Manslaughter ect.

            How old are you that you thought you could claim it was a crime of passion, thus relieving yourself of criminal culpability?? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

            • Real Talk

              No…think slower and actually try to make sense.

              You said its a defense…that is the most asinine thing i’ve ever heard. A defense for what? They guy is gonna serve life…we dont have the death penalty in this state….so what the hell does claiming, “Crime of Passion” defend him from? Tell me…..

  • what?!?

    Hmm where are all the racist comments?…. on wait.. never mind!

    • fred

      where are all of the comments from supporters of violent criminals…oh wait….never mind…this crime-ape is white

    • Random Black Guy

      dey need ta hang dat cracka

  • Kevin

    Everyone sing…..

    Your cheatin’ heart,
    Will make you weep,
    You’ll cry and cry,
    And try to sleep,
    But sleep won’t come,
    The whole night through,
    Your cheatin heart, will tell on you…

    • Marcus Bachmann

      did Patsy say to use a hammer? naaaaa

      • Kevin

        Patsy? Hmmmm how about Hank Williams….and I think he would have used a hammer in this case….

        • Whiz Kid 1

          Patsy Cline did an excellent cover of “Your Cheatin’ Heart

          • Lance

            She sure did
            while I dug ol’ Hank, she blew him out of the water on this one.

            back to topic somewhat – Hank sang about heartbreak and pain. So did patsy even better
            neither ever laid a hand on another that caused harm….and you really think they condone or would even “get” what happened here Kevin?
            come on – I read many of your crazy posts but this easily takes the honor as the worst of the worst in your series of rants and raves.
            sorry dude but you are warped

  • MCtpaw

    Hammer Time

  • Grynch

    And I hope your demise is a result of the “M-16 law”

  • b1tchesaintsh1t

    Stop! Hammer time!

  • Kevin's Last Friend

    hey folks – “Kevin” is a 15-year old B O Y … trollin’ because he has no friends and it trying to level the playing field.

    Sad situation, and can wait to see how this plays out in court. If anyone has seen the results of blunt force, you would pale at the thought of being on that jury.

    • Sarah y

      He talks like a girl

  • eathelbard

    Oh, those white men and their crimes! Can’t trust a white man, can you?

    • Bill Clintons Cigar

      You can trust him to take care of the trash his whor* wife runs off with. Justice served.

      • jackactionhero

        People can leave their spouse and be with whoever they want. That’s tough luck. Why is killing the person the answer? You need to be watched, pal. Seriously. I hope there’s a file on you already.

  • Kevin

    Hmmm…Judge and Jury…now lets fake fact check like all of you….they are married for say 10 years…..he works hard and loves her……she was divorced and he is raising her kids…..she stays at home and raises her kids….he works OT to get them what they need…..she gets bored….meets a man at a bar…..bangs him….then decieds to pack up and leave him taking her kids….she moves into his house……he comes home from work and finds the note…….he snaps….tracks her and her POS lover down….and gives them justice…….its called a “crime of passion”…………..

    • jackactionhero

      It’s murder by a juvenile jerk who thinks “If I can’t have her, nobody can.”

      Yeah, that’s real mature, and that’s real justice there, boy…. Grow up.

      If she wants to leave, she gets to. Period. It isn’t up to him.

      • ^ JackMeHoff ^

        No, it’s murder by a grown man who’s handing out some deserved retribution, no matter what the cost. If he wants to bash their heads in, he gets to…

  • pete

    A crime of passion would involve his wife and her lover,but to assault 1 young lady and an 15 year old girl,that man was going for the kill on all 4 victims.this is why minnesota needs the death penality.

  • Kevin

    The word “estranged” was not used once in this article! You must have gadiated from a MN school.
    “jealous husband”
    “his wife and another man”
    “Freeman’s wife”

    Reading this article…Id say that both cheaters got what they deserved…hammer justice……….

    • jackactionhero

      What people deserve is the right to leave someone at any time of their choosing, without the jealous idiot deciding she has to die so she can’t leave him…

      No real man does that. A real man moves on with his life and the real revenge is to live a better, more fulfilling life without the person who left the marriage. Period.

      • Shaddup

        Nice try, A-wipe, but not so. Go ahead and act however you please, and others will act as they please. Go ahead, cheat. Go ahead, kill the cheater with a hammer. They should have known some people are willing to kill for what they believe in, and if they didn’t, well hopefully they, and all of you, know now – so stop your complaining and start changing your ways, otherwise we’ll all comment on your lame story next week…

        • jackactionhero

          So she was his property and he was within his rights to kill people?

          Sorry, but that isn’t how it works. She can leave and be with anybody she wants, whenever she wants, and you have no say over it.

          Is your wife or girlfriend with you because if she leaves, you’ll kill her? Sounds like a fairy tale relationship to me……

          What if you leave her? She gets to kill you too, right? Or is it just you who is in charge of who lives or dies?

          Nice try, little man….

          • ^ JackMeHoff ^

            You just don’t get it – just like the rest of your age 30-something friends. It’s this simple, sweet pea – act like an ahole who is untouchable because of “laws”, and we’ll behappy to bash your head in too just to show how wrong you are.

            • jackactionhero

              I’d love to see that……

  • Daddy Has A Gun

    “He said, “Hey fat fellow
    With the hair colored yellow
    Watcha tryin’ to prove?
    ‘Cause that’s my woman there
    And I’m a man who cares
    And this might be all for you”

    Words to the wise. Play with fire, get burned.

    • jackactionhero

      Words to the wise? Really….

      If your significant other wants to cheat on you or leave you, do you really think killing them or the other party is the appropriate response?


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  • Mike

    I think Real talk and Kevin should get together and hump each other.
    They sound like a nagging couple already. Don’t take your hammers to

  • Devlin

    Could it be said that this was an all white trash party.

  • Clint's loaded for the hunt

    You idiots just prove the whole fricken gene pool in MN is corrupt, pathetic and soon will by act kill itself off.
    Thank God …… I truly mean that. Thank you God

  • Kevin

    OH GOD! What will I do? What will I do? Where will I hide? Oh Lordy…Lordy….please dont hurt me sackless liberal! Please dont hurt me! Oh God! I think I just shat myself! Where will I go? Where will I hide? Will he give me alot of “bad touches” like a priest? Oh God! HELP ME! I will have to go to the state now and claim PDSS…and retire…I mean be unemployed like the 20% of the Black Community……I will hide in my basement and not sleep! My Lord…my day of judgement is upon me…”frosty-anal” is coming to whoop me like an out of control donkey on Hee – Haw……..

  • Kevin

    The word “estranged” was not used once in this article! You must have gadiated from a MN school.
    “jealous husband”
    “his wife and another man”
    “Freeman’s wife”

    Reading this article…Id say that both cheaters got what they deserved…hammer justice…………..

    • jackactionhero

      Should it be illegal to leave a marriage, Kevin? Is a wife property of the husband, for him to do with what he pleases?

  • Kevin

    Hmmm…Judge and Jury…now lets fake fact check like all of you….they are married for say 10 years…..he works hard and loves her……she was divorced and he is raising her kids…..she stays at home and raises her kids….he works OT to get them what they need…..she gets bored….meets a man at a bar…..bangs him….then decieds to pack up and leave him taking her kids….she moves into his house……he comes home from work and finds the note…….he snaps….tracks her and her POS lover down….and gives them justice…….its called a “crime of passion”…………………..

  • Steve

    Just for the record. If I come home and find you in bed with my wife, I would blow your head off.

    • jackactionhero

      Would that teach him?

    • jackactionhero

      Well that would teach him not to mess with such a tough man, right Steve? She definitely would stay with you and never cheat on you if you did that. She would really learn her lesson, boy! LOL

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