Charges Upgraded to First Degree Murder in Owatonna Case
Owatonna, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Steele County Grand Jury has returned first-degree murder indictments against two men for their alleged involvement in the death of a Medford man in June.
24-year-old Cyrus Trevino of Owatonna is accused of the actual "execution style" shooting death of 22-year-old Richard Jurgensen along a rural road near Owatonna. 37-year-old Gerald Blevins of Bemidji is accused of helping Trevino bring the victim to the site of the murder. Police say Trevino mistakenly believed the victim was a police informant.
Both men are now facing two counts each of 1st and 2nd degree murder. Blevins is scheduled for an omnibus hearing in the case Nov. 28. Trevino has an omnibus hearing scheduled for Jan. 20.