Owatonna, MN (KROC-AM News) - Four Owatonna teenagers have been charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder for a brutal knife attack on a man last Friday.

One of the defendants is an adult and the criminal complaint filed against 18-year-old Carlos Sosa-Venegas indicates the 19-year-old victim suffered over 100 stab wounds all over his body and was left to die in a cornfield. He managed to make his way to a nearby home, where the resident called 911 and the victim was airlifted to Saint Mary’s Hospital. There has been no information released about his condition.

The three other defendants 16-year-old Jose Sosa-Venegas, 16-year-old Seth Brandenburg, and 17-year-old Jameson Smith, were charged in juvenile court, but prosecutors have said they will seek to have their cases moved to adult court.

The apparent motive for the attack was connected to a prior relationship between Smith and the victim’s fiancee.

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