WILLMAR - Funeral services were held on Saturday for Lila Warwick, 79, of Willmar, who was brutally murdered in her home on Monday.
Family and friends gathered at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar to pay their respects for Warwick. Interment will be at Village Cemetery in Welcome at a later date.
Three teenagers face charges in Warwick; one of the teens is Robert Warwick, 17, who is Lila's grandson.
Robert Warwick was charged with two counts of second-degree murder. Also charged were Brok Junkermeier, 19, and Devon Jenkins, 16, both of Willmar.
Junkermeier and Jenkins each face charges of second-degree murder.
Junkermeier told prosecutors Robert Warwick thought his grandmother had $40,000 in a safe, so they plotted to steal it.
Police say Junkermeier broke into Warwick's home and cut her with a sword-like knife, forcing her to write out a $1,500 check. Police say he then strangled her, repeatedly stabbed her and then threw her downstairs.
Robert Warwick admitted to giving Junkermeier the garage code to get into Lila Warwick's residence. He told police he was supposed to get $300 from the robbery, but he never got any money.
Junkermeier and Robert Warwick returned to Lila Warwick's home after her murder to steal a safe.
According to the complaint, Jenkins had driven with Junkermeier to Lila Warwick's house in the early morning hours Monday and fell asleep in the car. Jenkins admitted to police that when Junkermeier returned to the car several hours later. He told him that he had murdered Lila Warwick.
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