Boyfriend accused in Anna Hurd murder case

5:06 PM, Mar 5, 2013   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - The boyfriend of 16-year-old Anna Hurd will appear in juvenile court on second-degree murder charges on Wednesday, according to the Ramsey County Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors say they will move for certification to try the 17-year-old as an adult. Charges were formally filed on Tuesday.

"This tragic case brings so much pain to the victim's family as well as the community at large," said Ramsey County Attorney John Choi. "Our hearts go out to those who survive her."

The Maplewood teen's body was found in Hillside Park in Maplewood on the morning of Feb. 23. Police said that Anna and her boyfriend had gone for a walk the night before. He returned home alone around 2 a.m. and told his mother that Anna had instead walked to a friend's house.

The teen told police that a couple of hours later he went to look for Anna. He returned a short time after in hysterics with blood on his hands, authorities said. His mother called 911 at 4:29 p.m. Anna died at the scene.

Police said the teen was also seen at a party the night before playing with a knife. And a witness told police that Anna had planned on ending the relationship.

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