Three Teens Charged in the Murder of 79-Year-Old Church Volunteer

crime-scene(AP) — Three teens have been charged in the murder of a church volunteer who was found strangled and stabbed in her central Minnesota home.

Nineteen-year-old Brok Junkermeier was charged with intentional second-degree murder Friday in Kandiyohi County. Two others, ages 16 and 17, also face charges.

Police found 79-year-old Lila Warwick Monday night after authorities went there to check on her welfare.

Prosecutors say Junkermeier said one of the teens thought Warwick had $40,000 in a safe, so they plotted to steal it.

Police say Junkermeier broke into Warwick’s Willmar home, cut her with a sword-like knife and forced her to write out a $1,500 check. Police say he then strangled her, repeatedly stabbed her, then threw her downstairs.

It was not immediately clear if Junkermeier had an attorney.

  • c’mon man

    Those horrible little creeps. Hang ’em high!

    Current score: 2
  • Dude

    Kids today are complete psychos. This is the result of not being able to properly discipline kids because it’s “child abuse.” It’s also why kids today think they’re entitled.

    Current score: 3