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Charges: Mother, daughter shot to death by neighbor

Multiple neighbors said they heard male and female voices arguing and then gunshots.
Credit: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Richie Vessel

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis man has been charged with the murder of a mother and daughter in his apartment building.

According to the criminal complaint, Richie Vessel, 46, of Minneapolis, lived across the hall from Eileen Marks in an apartment building in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood.

Officers were called to the building at about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, on a report of a shooting. When they arrived they found Marks and her daughter, Jennifer Angerhoffer, dead from apparent gunshot wounds in Marks' apartment.

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Police investigated and learned that Vessel lived across the hall, and that he had previously shown another resident a handgun. He had also previously threatened to kill another resident, according to the charges. He was questioned and claimed to know nothing about the shooting.

Multiple neighbors said they heard male and female voices arguing and then gunshots. One witness said he heard loud music and arguing before the gunshots.

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A blood-like substance was found in Vessel's apartment, and officers found a handgun in a dumpster outside the building. In the same trash bag as the gun, they found a prescription pill bottle with Vessel's name on it, and a gun magazine with a live ammunition round hanging out of it.

Vessel is in custody and is charged with two counts of second-degree murder.