MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say two people killed a man on a Minnesota farmstead before burning the body and burying the remains in two separate sites.
Thirty-nine-year-old Jason Jensen and 34-year-old Kayla Westcott are charged with aiding and abetting murder with intent, but without premeditation. They face 40 years in prison if convicted.
Jensen and Westcott were arrested during a search for a missing Wahpeton, North Dakota, man on a Hitterdal-area farmstead last week. Forty-one-year-old Troy Yarbrough was reported missing June 9. Dental records have confirmed the remains are his.
The complaint in Clay County Court says the victim was hit first with a rake handle and ax and eventually died after being hit in the head with a cinder block.
A hearing is scheduled for July 6.