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Suspect offers to plead guilty in 2 Minn. killings

October 18, 2013
Associated Press

GRANITE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend in west-central Minnesota has offered to plead guilty.

Twenty-eight-year-old Andrew Dikken (DEE'-kehn) is offering to plead guilty to two counts of second-degree murder, according to a motion filed in court this week.

If he pleads guilty to the two counts, Dikken says expects he would receive a total sentence of 52.5 years under state sentencing guidelines.

The West Central Tribune (http://bit.ly/1fGr1SC ) reports prosecutors have not responded to the plea offer.

Dikken is charged in the shooting deaths of 26-year-old Kara Monson and her 28-year-old boyfriend, Chris Panitzke (pah-NIHT'-skee).

Dikken was the subject of a two-week manhunt after the Sept. 2 shootings at Monson's Granite Falls home.

He remains in jail on $3 million bail.

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Information from: West Central Tribune, http://www.wctrib.com

 
 

 

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