Local

Cloquet Man Sentenced For Cold Case Murder

View Comments
(credit: Jupiter Images)

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. 4 Things WCCO This Morning Is Thankful For
  2. Unions Plan Black Friday Protests
  3. St. Paul Superintendent Apologizes For Ferguson Tweet
  4. What's The Trending Toy In Minnesota?
  5. What's Open, What's Not On Thanksgiving?

DULUTH, Minn. (WCCO) – A Cloquet man pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder, witness tampering and aiding and abetting arson in connection to a cold case from 2000.

According to the St. Louis County Attorney’s office, Joseph John Couture Jr. admitted to murdering Trina Louise Langenbrunner on Sept. 3, 2000.

Langenbrunner, who was 33 at the time, was found stabbed and beaten to death near a gravel pit in St. Louis County. Her murder was a cold case until last year.

His wife, Sandra Couture, pleaded guilty in March to first-degree witness tampering and first-degree aiding and abetting arson. She admitted to setting fire to the property of a witness, destroying a home, car and killing two dogs.

Couture Jr. was sentenced to 39.3 years in prison.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,993 other followers