Charges Expected Thursday Against Rochester Murder Suspects
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Charges are not expected to be filed until Thursday against the men arrested as suspects in Monday’s murder of a Rochester man.
Police Capt. John Sherwin says reports are still being finalized and will be submitted to the Olmsted County Attorney’s Office when they are ready.
The four were arrested on 2nd-degree murder charges. At this point, it’s not known if all four will be charged with murder.
The suspects are 24-year-old Deante Stanifer, 25-year-old Eric Tyler Lee, 24-year-old Sao Yim, and 23-year-old Traequan Bamlounghong.
The 40-year-old victim was shot in the chest and Sherwin says there is no known motive. He says investigators were told the victim may have been involved in a minor traffic incident with one of the suspects but there is no evidence that anything like that happened.
Sherwin says the victim was from Iraq, was married and the father of two young children.
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