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(credit: Minnesota National Guard)

Man Gets 40 Years For Murdering Minn. Nat’l Guardsman

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.

06/10/2014

(credit: St. Paul Police)

Wife Found Guilty Of Plotting Sgt. Husband’s Murder

The closing arguments were presented Tuesday in the trial of a 25-year-old woman accused of plotting the murder of her husband, National Guard Staff Sgt. Brandon Horst.

05/27/2014

(credit: Minnesota National Guard)

S. St. Paul Man Pleads Guilty To Nat’l Guard Member’s Murder

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.

03/05/2014

(credit: Minnesota National Guard)

2 Indicted In Sgt.’s Murder, Including Victim’s Wife

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.

09/26/2013

Suspects Heather Schwarz Horst and Aaron Allen. (credit: St. Paul Police)

Wife Of National Guard Sgt. Charged With His Murder

National Guard Staff Sgt. Brandon Horst will be laid to rest on Tuesday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, but there will be no grieving widow at the funeral. Sgt. Horst’s wife will sit in jail, now charged with plotting his murder.

08/12/2013

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