Charges: Man Killed Neighbor Over Deer Dispute
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A 57-year-old New Brighton man is charged with murder after he allegedly killed his neighbor over a dispute about feeding deer.
Prosecutors charged Neal Curtis Zumberge on Wednesday with one count of second-degree murder and one count of attempted second degree murder.
According to the criminal complaint, Zumberge opened fire on his neighbors Monday, hours after Zumberge's adult son was arrested for allegedly threatening them. The complaint says Zumberge's son had accused the neighbors of giving Zumberge Lyme disease because they feed deer.
The complaint says Zumberge shot at his neighbors multiple times. Forty-six-year-old Todd Stevens was killed and 58-year-old Jennifer Damerow Cleven was wounded.
It's not immediately clear if Zumberge has an attorney.
Zumberge's son is also charged with making terroristic threats.