Update: St. Cloud Man Charged With 2nd Degree Murder [VIDEO]
ST. CLOUD - A St. Cloud man has been charged Tuesday with 2nd Degree Murder in Stearns County Court, after delivering a single punch that allegedly killed another man.
Twenty-one-year-old Travis Johnson is facing a charge of 2nd Degree Murder without intent while committing a felony.
The criminal complaint says on Saturday morning at about 2:40 a.m. officers were called to the area of 9th Avenue South and 7th Street South for a report of an assault.
The victim, 22-year-old Anthony Shriver of Waconia, was struck in the face by another man which knocked him unconscious.
Witnesses gave officers a description of the suspect and police later found Johnson. Officers says Shriver had no recollection of the incident when they talked to him. He complained that his head hurt but he declined medical attention.
The complaint says a surveillance video shows that Shriver was struck from the side as he was walking away from Johnson.
At about 12:25 p.m. on Saturday afternoon officers were called to the 2200 block of 10th Avenue South, where Shriver was found unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at 1:10 p.m. An autopsy by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office, which states Shriver died of "traumatic head injuries due to physical assault."
Court records don't list an attorney who could comment on Johnson's behalf. Bail was set Tuesday at $1 million without conditions, or $250,000 with a series of restrictions.
The charge carries a maximum 40-year sentence.