Woman Charged in Beheading of Hibbing Man
A Minnesota woman is accused of hiding a machete her boyfriend allegedly used to decapitate a man she said raped her.
Prosecutors on Thursday charged the 22-year-old woman with being an accomplice to second-degree murder after the fact and with third-degree assault.
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The woman is accused of tying up and beating David Haiman when he arrived at the Grand Rapids apartment she shared with 35-year-old Joseph Thoresen.
Prosecutors believe Thoreson later ambushed Haiman along a road and used a machete to decapitate the 20-year-old Hibbing man. The woman allegedly hid the machete.
According to the complaint, the woman had told Thoresen that Haiman had sexually assaulted her.