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Grand Jury Indicts St. Cloud Man on First Degree Murder Charges

Dean Friese
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ST. CLOUD — A Stearns County Grand Jury has indicted a St. Cloud man on first degree murder charges in the stabbing death of his mother.

The Stearns County Attorney’s office had originally charged 52-year-old Dean Friese with second degree murder in the case. State law requires a grand jury indictment for first degree murder.

Friese is accused of stabbing 72-year-old Lois Omeara multiple times September 14th at their apartment complex on 33rd Avenue North.

According to the criminal complaint, Friese pulled the medical alarm in his apartment, knowing his mother would respond. Friese then told investigators he grabbed a large kitchen knife and stabbed her when she entered the apartment.

Friese also acknowledged to police he had thought about killing his mother.

Omeara was pronounced dead at the scene with multiple stab wounds to her chest.

Friese remains jailed on $3-million bail. He’s scheduled to appear in court today on the first degree murder charge.

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