MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The man accused of decapitating a Hibbing man who he believed had sexually assaulted his girlfriend appeared in court Tuesday, along with his girlfriend.
Last week, 35-year-old Joseph Christen Thoresen of Deer River was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old David Alexander Haiman.READ MORE: Semi Driver Killed In I-94 Crash In St. Michael, State Patrol Says
According to the criminal complaint, Thoresen struck Haiman with a baseball bat, stabbed and decapitated him after Kayleen Danielle Greniger accused Haiman of raping her.
On June 26, Haiman’s remains were discovered in the Ball Club area, west of Deer River.READ MORE: Man Charged With Murder In Gunfight-Turned-Crash That Killed Autumn Merrick, 18
Greniger has also been accused of being an accomplice after the fact following Haiman’s death. She’s accused of hiding the machete used to kill Haimen in their apartment.
Bail for Throesen has been set for $2 million without conditions, and $200,000 for Greniger without conditions. Both bails are reduced by half if they accept certain conditions.MORE NEWS: Stray Bullets Hit Daycare, Multiple Homes In Brooklyn Park
Thoresen is scheduled to appear in court on August 29, and Greniger on July 18.