MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man who is already currently in prison now faces a murder charge in connection with a death that has gone unsolved since 1975.

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced the charge against 61-year-old Michael John Husten.

Police say they never had enough evidence to pin the death of 24-year-old Roger Haugen — who was killed in February 1975 — on Husten, but always considered him a suspect.

Haugen was dropped off at Hennepin County Medical Center with a severe head injury. He died the next day. It was determined he had died as a result of a brain stem hemorrhage.

The county attorney said Husten admitted last year to being involved in a fight with Haugen and dropping a stereo receiver on his head. This corroborated with information from the original investigation.

Husten has been charged with second-degree murder in the case. He is currently being held in Stillwater prison for a different crime.

Comments (12)
  1. just sayin says:

    Man that is one ugly dude… seriously even that beard couldn’t cover that ugliness.
    Surprised it wasn’t his face that had the receiver dropped on it.

    1. just an idiot says:

      What an absolute dope you are.

    1. Jake says:

      Thanks, Coolbreeze. It would have been nice if the story had explained why he was already in jail.

  2. The new normal says:

    He looks like an albino

    1. @ the new normal says:

      imagine you and I living inside would look the same
      just sayin’ what any idiot would/should already know. 😉

  3. Lenny says:

    He should of stayed stright and made a living doing Abe Lincolin look a like promotions. kind of…

    1. Rufus Larkin says:

      I see what you are saying with resemblence here. Hilarious!

  4. kevin says:

    Just remember this usless piece of s**t is receiving health care benifits from the state you or I could only hope for. It’s time to give prisoners of this state health benifits only equal to medicad benifits or less. People like him have drained society long enough

    1. kevinsux still says:

      just like you have, kevvy wevvy.

      1. Larry Fitzgerald says:

        People like you drain the patience of the just. Kevin presents a valid point, you compare him to a career criminal 99 percenter.

  5. CPT Awesome says:

    Hmmm….5 percent of the population committs 95 percent of the crime