Minnesota’s Law Enforcement Memorial Association will have a major presence at Sunday’s funeral for Officer Todd Besser. Besser was a long-time member of the Elk River Police Department, and was off-duty when he and his son, Blake, were slain a week ago.
Tonight we are learning more about the relationship between an Elk River officer and the son who confessed to killing him. Todd Besser was killed last Saturday night in St. Michael. Shortly after, his middle son, Blake, was also shot and killed.
An Iron River man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing his parents last winter. Forty-five-year-old Jim Crain Jr. was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree intentional homicide.
A Minnesota man convicted of killing two unarmed teenagers who broke into his home in 2012 has been ordered to pay more than $21,000 in restitution to the victims’ families. Sixty-six-year-old Byron Smith was convicted in April of first-degree premeditated murder in the deaths of 17-year-old Nick Brady and 18-year-old Haile Kifer. Smith was sentenced to life in prison without parole. He is appealing.
When 18-year-old Carrie Richter and 20-year-old Dustin Baity didn’t show up for a gathering on Christmas Day 1998, their families grew suspicious. The couple was later found strangled and stabbed in the northeast Minneapolis apartment they shared. “Homicides are never over and DNA is the great tool of investigators and prosecutors,” said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.
The man arrested in connection with the double murder in Granite Falls, Minn. has now been charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the case.
The Minnesota man who killed a father and son inside their La Crosse, Wis. photo shop last fall has been sentenced to life in prison. Forty-year-old Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota was convicted in July for the killings of 56-year-old Paul Petras and his 19-year-old son, A.J.
A jury convicted a Minnesota man Tuesday for the murders of a father and son inside a Wisconsin photography store.
The trial is set to begin this week for a man accused of killing a father and son in their photo shop.
San Antonio police believe the discovery of two men and a woman shot to death in a house is a double murder and suicide, and they were employees of a New Ulm, Minn.-based trucking company.
The Little Falls man charged with killing two teens is waiting to get out of jail after a judge agreed to lower his bail at a hearing Monday afternoon.
A central Minnesota man will be in court Monday after deputies found the bodies of two teenagers who had apparently broken into his home.
Police in Iowa have taken a man into custody in connection with the double murder on Monday on the north side of Minneapolis.
Authorities are investigating after two people were found dead inside a north Minneapolis home Monday morning in an apparent stabbing.
A Minnesota man charged with killing a father and son at their photography shop will make his first appearance in a Wisconsin court on Friday.
A man is in jail after the murders of a father and son inside their photo store in La Crosse, Wis., last month.
A 25-year-old Cloquet woman was sentenced to 23 years in prison Friday in connection with the shooting deaths of a couple from northwestern Minnesota.
A 28-year-old Cloquet man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison in the shooting deaths of a northeastern Minnesota couple.
Charges allege robbery was the motive for the shooting deaths of a northeastern Minnesota couple in January.