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Red Lake man charged with murder

RED LAKE, MN –A Red Lake man has been charged with first and second degree murder.

Jeremiah Kingbird, 38, made his initial appearance Monday in U.S. District Court in Bemidji, Minnesota.

According to court documents, police responded to a call on January 6, 2019, after a woman said an unknown man had stopped at her house and said he had found his wife on Old Ponemah Road, and that she had been there all night.

When officers arrived, they found found the victim, Kingbird’s wife, lying face down in the snow with severe physical injuries, and was having difficulty breathing.

The victim was transported to the Red Lake IHS Hospital, where she later died.

According to the documents, during a search of Kingbirds’s vehicle, law enforcement found blood on the front passenger window of the vehicle.

Authorities say Kingbird admitted to physically assaulting his wife and leaving her outside following a night of drinking in Bemidji.

Kaitlyn Moffett

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