Granite Falls murder suspect offers guilty plea

1:23 PM, Oct 18, 2013   |    comments
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GRANITE FALLS, Minn. -- The suspect in a Granite Falls double murder has offered a guilty plea to two counts of second-degree murder, according to court officials.

Authorities suspect Andrew Dikken of shooting his ex-girlfriend Kara Monson, and her new boyfriend Chris Panitzke in September.

Panitzke died a week after the shooting. Court records show just after the shooting, and at the hospital, he repeatedly identified Dikken to police as the gunman who shot them as they slept in bed.  

Dikken alluded authorities for nearly three weeks until his own family members turned him in to Renville County authorities in mid September.

Dikken is being held in the Yellow Medicine County Jail on $3 million bail.

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