Bail Remains At $2M For Minnesota Man In Decapitation Case
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Bail has been continued at $2 million for a Minnesota man charged with killing and decapitating another man who he believed had sexually assaulted his girlfriend.
Thirty-five-year-old Joseph Christen Thoresen, of Grand Rapids, was charged last week with second-degree murder in the slaying of 20-year-old Daniel Alexander Haiman, of Hibbing. Haiman's remains were discovered June 26 near the town of Ball Club in northern Minnesota.
At his court appearance Tuesday, a judge maintained bail for Thoresen at $2 million without conditions, and $200,000 for his girlfriend, who's charged with hiding the machete that investigators say was used to behead Haiman on or around June 21. Both could get their bail reduced by half if they abide by a list of conditions.
Thoresen's next court appearance is set for Aug. 29.