Brandon James Horst
A South St. Paul man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to shooting and killing a staff sergeant in the Minnesota National Guard in a scheme with the victim’s wife.
A South St. Paul man pleaded guilty Wednesday in a Ramsey County Court to the murder of a staff sergeant in the Minnesota National Guard. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office, Aaron William Allen, 26, admitted to shooting 25-year-old Brandon James Horst as he was asleep at his St. Paul home on Aug. 5. 2013. Allen also admitted in Ramsey County Court Wednesday that Horst’s wife, 25-year-old Heather Leanne Horst.
On Wednesday, a grand jury in Ramsey County indicted two people in connection with the shooting death of a Minnesota National Guard sergeant last month, one of whom was the victim’s wife.
St. Paul Police say they’ve arrested two people in connection with the shooting death of a Minnesota National Guard sergeant earlier this week. According to the St. Paul Police Department’s Twitter account, 24-year-old Heather Schwarz, of St. Paul, and 25-year-old Aaron Allen, of South St. Paul, have been arrested, and authorities aren’t seeking any other suspects. Charges are expected on Monday.
The Monday morning suspicious death on St. Paul’s west side has been ruled a homicide by gun shot, according to police.
St. Paul officials have identified the 25-year-old man found dead Monday morning on the city’s west side.