MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Menahga man was indicted Friday in the strangulation death of a 19-year-old woman in February, according to the Hubbard County Attorney’s Office.

Harley David Leritz, 21, was indicted on first- and second-degree murder charges by a grand jury in the death of Kiela Knowles.

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According to the criminal complaint, Leritz is accused of choking Knowles to death in her Park Rapids apartment on Feb. 24.

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He could face 40 years in prison. Leritz’s bail has been set at $1.5 million.

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His next court appearance is set for the morning of July 7.