Minneapolis murder suspect claims 'God made me do it'

- A man claims he had godly instructions to shoot and kill his friend on Monday afternoon in Minneapolis. Anthony Collins, 44, was charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of a 38-year-old man, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

According to the criminal complaint, police were called to a house at 1415 Morgan Ave. N around 3:30 p.m. Monday on a report of a shooting. When police arrived, Christopher Porter was on his back in the front yard, suffering from a bullet wound. Porter was rushed to HCMC, where he later died.

Police said Collins was wandering around the yard saying, “God made me do it.” Collins refused to listen to the officers’ commands and made his hand into the shape of a gun and put it to his head before being handcuffed and taken into custody.

A handgun was found on scene and is being tested for fingerprints and DNA.

Neighbors and witnesses told police Collins and Porter had been friends for years and it wasn’t unusual for Collins to visit Porter’s house. When interviewed by police, Collins denied knowing Porter.

Collins will make his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon and the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office is seeking bail of $1 million.


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