SEVERE WX: Winter Weather Advisory - Blizzard Warning View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Minnesota man found dead on snowmobile trail was blindfolded, shot

Authorities say an Aurora man found dead on a snowmobile trail in Hibbing was blindfolded, marched into the woods and shot twice in the face for allegedly pursuing another man's 17-year-old girlfriend.

Posted: Jan. 11, 2019 7:54 AM

Man found dead on snowmobile trail was blindfolded, shot

AP-MN--Snowmobile Trail Homicide
(Eds: APNewsNow.)

HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say an Aurora man found dead on a snowmobile trail in Hibbing was blindfolded, marched into the woods and shot twice in the face for allegedly pursuing another man's 17-year-old girlfriend.

The body of 33-year-old Joshua LaValley was found Sunday along the Mesabi Trail.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports 18-year-old Deshon Bonnell and 20-year-old Anthony Howson were each charged Thursday with second-degree murder, kidnapping and robbery. They're jailed in lieu of $1 million bail and are scheduled to appear in court Jan. 17.

The teenage girl faces the same counts in juvenile court. All three suspects are from Hibbing.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
32° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 11°
Feels Like: 20°
Albert Lea
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 9°
Feels Like: 21°
Austin
Overcast
34° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 12°
Feels Like: 26°
Charles City
Overcast
32° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 12°
Feels Like: 23°
Rochester
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 12°
Feels Like: 18°
Tracking our incoming winter storm and just how dangerous it'll be.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

West Hancock girls take flight for state

Image

Prep basketball highlights from Southern Minnesota

Image

North Iowa basketball highlights

Image

What's worse? Skeetas or Snow?

Image

Highlights: North Iowa Bulls at Rochester Grizzlies

Image

Section 1AA swimming finals

Image

Finally enough snow to snowmobile

Image

Minnesota individual section wrestling quarterfinals

Image

Finding new housing options

Image

Windows shot out in Austin

Community Events