Man Charged With 1st-Degree Murder In Richfield Slaying

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 23-year-old Minneapolis man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of an elderly man in his Richfield home, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

Leon Henry Anderson was also charged with attempted first-degree murder in an attack on the victim’s wife.

According to the criminal complaint, Richfield Police were called to the house on March 2, 2012 by the sister-in-law of the deceased victim, Richard Webb. The first responding officer found Webb, 79, on the living room floor and he had obviously been dead for more than a day.

Webb’s wife was found in the kitchen, dazed and wrapped in a blanket. She had a slash mark across her throat, and she was taken to the hospital for treatment. She was unable to be interviewed by police for several days due to the extent of her injuries.

After an investigation, it was determined that Webb died from “complex homicidal violence” and that the attack occurred on February 28, three days before police arrived.

When police were able to interview Webb’s wife, she said Anderson was the attacker, and that they knew him and he had done some odd jobs for the couple. GPS data from Anderson’s phone placed him near Webb’s home the night of the attack, according to the complaint.

Anderson is currently in custody at the Hennepin County Jail. The County’s attorney office is seeking $1 million bail.

  • a murder a day

    That is just disgusting.

  • Brett

    What, no mug shot?? Whats up with dat?

  • steve


  • Michael Clark

    So?? The “dirtbag’s name is Leon”? What has thaT got to do with anything?

    • I'm Trying To Think But Nothing Is Happening

      @Michael Clark ……Really, you are that ignorant?

  • Vern

    Doesn’t matter if he’s white black or purple. The disgusting thing is he took the time to get to know these older vulnerable people by helping them with jobs and then could still go in and murder him and cut the wive’s throat. That shows this person has no morality and will never be more than what he is. Some people really do deserve the death penalty.

    • steve

      i agree, i hope they put this turd in jail for along time.

    • scott alan

      Black on white homicide is about four times that of white on black.

      • joe hider

        Black crime on any race is about 4 times any other race. Black on each other, black on asian, black on white, in general blacks are more likely to commit crimes than other race of people. Look at jails across the U.S. filled with over 50% blacks but they only make up around 15-17% of the population?

        But in general males are more likely to commit crimes to so is that sexist to say?

        Combine the two facts and easy to say black males are the most likely to commit a crime.

  • Justice System

    Yeah, for a month or so.

  • Spanky

    Aprime example of the need for the death penalty. But you know the libtarts will scream this is racist.

    • RedTail Bugger

      where is Amy when she actually is wanted and needed?

  • we

    This guy has the face of the Devil and should be sent to H#ll for what he has done!

  • sirbentleymanolo

    man smh i love u cuz…….. n im sorry man ima fukn miss u man …… gettin mushy over her love

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