The Willmar teenager who pleaded guilty to killing his friend’s grandmother has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Brok Junkermeier, 19, admitted to choking and then stabbing Lila Warwick at her home on July 29, 2013. He had hatched a plan with her grandson to steal her money. He described his actions in court last week. He said after he forced her to write a check to him, he strangled her for 20 minutes. After that, he got a dagger and started stabbing her because, as he confessed, “I didn’t think she was dead.”
A 29-year-old man was taken into custody Wednesday morning in connection with the stabbing of another man and the alleged assault of a 2-year-old child, police said. The Jordan Police Department was called to a stabbing at about 11 p.m. Monday on the 100 block of West Third Street.
One man pleaded guilty Friday and three other people were charged in connection with the stabbing death of a man in a Fargo parking lot last month. Wade Garrett, 19, pleaded guilty in East Central District Court to felony murder in the March 14 death of 26-year-old Rolandas House, whose body was discovered near a grocery store on the city’s south side. Police say Garrett stabbed House multiple times.
A 19-year-old man has pleaded guilty in a 79-year-old Willmar woman’s stabbing death, according to the Kandiyohi County Court. On Wednesday, Brok Junkermeier specifically pleaded guilty to first-degree premeditated murder in connection to the late July 2013 incident.
A 42-year-old Two Harbors man pleaded guilty to stabbing and killing a Duluth man inside his Central Hillside apartment, according to the St. Louis County Courthouse.
A 27-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing last August, according to the Hennepin County Attorney.
A suspect is in police custody after a man was fatally stabbed early Saturday morning in southeast Minneapolis. Police were called to the 1100 block of 13th Avenue Southeast at 12:45 a.m., where they found a man with apparent stab wounds. The suspect, an adult male, was still in the residence and was immediately arrested by police. The knife was recovered at the scene.
A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to whoever stabbed a male pit bull in northern Minnesota. The Humane Society of the United States announced the reward.
One person is dead after an apparent stabbing at a Newport on Thursday afternoon, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s office. Authorities responded to a report of a stabbing victim in need of medical assistance at Bailey’s Nursery at 3:39 p.m. The victim eventually died, and a suspect is in custody. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating.
A 24-year-old man faces a second-degree assault charge in a stabbing on Van Buren West in St. Paul Sunday, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.
A 36-year-old St. Paul man was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison Friday for stabbing a family lawyer multiple times, breaking a knife in the process. Anoka County District Judge Thomas Fitzpatrick sentenced Sheikh Nyane to 200 months in prison for attempted murder, the county attorney’s office said.
A Twin Cities personal injury attorney is accused of stabbing a bar patron with a steak knife at a downtown Minneapolis restaurant during an argument over a woman. According to court documents, the incident happened at about 2 a.m. New Year’s Day inside the W Hotel on the 800 block of Marquette Avenue.
Police in the east metro say officers found a boy lying on the ground with apparent stab wounds just blocks away from a high school.
A Douglas County man is hospitalized after being stabbed several times early Friday morning. Marshall Roy Jarvi, 34, suffered multiple stab wounds shortly after midnight at a residence on the 12000 block of County Road 71 Northeast, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s office. Vanessa Rae Zephier, 33, was arrested and is being held at the Douglas County Jail pending a court appearance. Both Jarvi and Zephier are from Nelson.
New details have been released regarding a 48-year-old man’s death after being stabbed approximately 30 times on Sunday in his home.