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.”
The Willmar teenager who killed his friend’s grandma explained exactly how he did in a disturbing confession.
A new Senate committee report suggests Minnesota parents have little legal recourse if their children are unjustly restrained or secluded in schools. The report by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee was released Wednesday.
A Cokato man has been ordered to pay more than $37,000 after drunkenly causing a car crash that killed three generations of a family last year in Kandiyohi County.
A 16-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to being the “lookout” in a 79-year-old Willmar woman’s stabbing death, according to the Kandiyohi County Court.
The regular season in high school football is over, which means there are no more guarantees for anything anymore. We’re in the playoffs, where the ultimate goal is to survive, advance and hopefully win a championship.
Two Willmar teens have been indicted in the death of a 79-year-old woman, according to a Kandiyohi County court. Brok Nathaniel Junkermeier, 19, and Robert Innocencio Warwick, 18, were each indicted with two charges — first-degree premeditated murder, and first-degree murder while committing burglary.
A tornado watch is out until 9 p.m. across Minnesota’s midsection as intense thunderstorms pop up across the area. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning after radar indicated a storm capable of producing a tornado north of Willmar in west-central Minnesota about 5:15 p.m., but there were no immediate reports of a touchdown.
A teenager accused of murdering a Minnesota grandmother said her own grandson was the mastermind behind the plot. Police found 79-year-old Lila Warwick dead in her home in Willmar on Monday night. Investigators say she’d been strangled and stabbed.
Pastor Greg Enterline has been pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar for three years, and had gotten to know Lila Warwick pretty well.
Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the death of a 79-year-old woman earlier this week. Authorities believe the homicide took place amid a burglary attempt.
Authorities in Willmar are investigating a homicide after a 79-year-old woman was found dead in her home Monday night. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 3000 block of Highway 12 East at about 5:09 p.m.
The Cokato man accused of drunkenly causing a car crash that killed three generations of a family last year pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Kandiyohi County. County Attorney Jenna Fischer said Paul Wickenhauser will serve 67 months in prison – about 5 1/2 years – after pleading guilty to three counts of criminal vehicular homicide.
Willmar police are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects who allegedly burned two American flags on June 1 near downtown Willmar.
A jury in Kandiyohi County is deliberating the case against a man charged in a fatal farm confrontation.
The state boys basketball tournament starts Wednesday and Woodbury’s one of the most intriguing teams.
Crosslake citizens say unnecessary health regulations have hurt their annual chili cook-off, and a state lawmaker has the fix.
A 21-year-old man from Norwood-Young America was charged with criminal vehicular homicide under the influence of alcohol on Monday, in connection with a weekend crash that killed three generations of a family.
Family and friends across the globe are mourning three members of a family killed when a pickup truck crashed head-on into their minivan near Willmar.
An 8-year-old boy had to be airlifted to a hospital after getting hit by a pontoon while knee boarding on Big Kandiyohi Lake on Saturday, according to authorities.
An 82-year-old man has pleaded guilty to charges of shooting a Minnesota teacher to death following an altercation.
A special bike stolen in Willmar is back now where it belongs.
In this week’s Reply All, we look at sunburn, green dishwashing practices and why it is that the tops of some school buses are painted white.
The state Republican party has endorsed Lee Byberg to challenge longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson in the 7th District.
The man who invented the chain saw’s unique chain design was actually married to a Minnesota woman. When he died, she moved back to the area and brought along her love of community. Now, that love is about to enrich the community of Willmar.