A Grand Rapids, Minnesota man has been charged with beating and beheading his friend over a sexual assault allegation.
Authorities said David Alexander Haiman, of Hibbing, Minnesota was beaten with a baseball bat, stabbed with a machete and beheaded after being lured to a wooded area in the Ball Club community by his friend, the boyfriend of a woman who claims Haiman had sexually assaulted her, The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.
The suspect, 35-year-old Joseph Christen Thoresen, of Grand Rapids, was arraigned Wednesday in Itasca County District Court on an intentional second-degree murder charge.
Thoresen's girlfriend, 22-year-old Kayleene Danielle Greniger, was formally charged Thursday in State District Court as an accomplice after the fact to second-degree murder in the Haiman's killing. She's also charged with third-degree assault, The Duluth News Tribune reported.
Police said Greniger told them that Thoresen ambushed Haiman along a rural road after they pulled the car over for mechanical issues. She led investigators to the scene, where Haiman's remains were found Sunday, according to a criminal complaint.
Greniger also stated that she had taken part in an assault of Haiman in their Grand Rapids apartment earlier that night in retaliation for Haiman sexually assaulting her at a previous time, according to the complaint.
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