SHAKOPEE, Minn. (FOX 9) - A man accused of beheading his girlfriend and dumping her body on a busy street in Shakopee in July has been indicted for first-degree murder.
Alexis Saborit, 42, of Shakopee was previously charged with second-degree murder in the death of America Thayer, 55, on July 28.
According to the charges, someone called 911 after seeing a man, later identified as Saborit, throw a headless body out of a car at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Spencer Street around 2:30 p.m. When officers arrived, they found Thayer’s body lying on the ground next to the car.
Officers located Saborit a short distance away from the scene and took him into custody.
The indictment reveals Saborit allegedly told a friend days before the murder "I’m going to chop her f---ing head off" and then laughed.
Saborit told investigators Thayer was threatening to leave him so he killed her with a knife to her neck.
Saborit remains in custody. In light of these new charges, Saborit’s bond has been raised to $4 million with and without conditions.
He will make his next court appearance on Oct. 25.