A Minnesota man is facing murder charges for allegedly fatally beating and stabbing his mother, an appointed city councilwoman, at their shared home Thursday.
Big Lake Councilwoman Rose Johnson, 62, was reportedly found dead at her home, where she resided with her husband and her son, Eric Jordahl, 20. Jordahl’s father told a 911 dispatcher Thursday morning that he came home from work and his son admitted to killing his wife, according to KARE.
Per the criminal complaint, Jordahl stated that he went into Johnson’s bedroom in the middle of the night and she told him to go back to sleep. Instead, Jordahl allegedly pummeled his mother, retrieved a knife, and repeatedly stabbed her.
Johnson was reportedly found dead with noticeable facial trauma in a lower-level bedroom. Police said the medical examiner used dental records to identify Johnson as the decedent.
Responding officers reportedly found Jordahl covered in blood. KARE reported that police located a knife on a kitchen table.
An autopsy determined that Johnson suffered sharp and blunt force trauma to her head and body. Her death was ruled a homicide, according to WCCO.
Jordahl was charged with second-degree murder with intent, not premeditated; and second-degree murder without intent while committing another felony, the felony being second-degree assault. Records indicated that his bail was set at $1.5 million without conditions or $1 million with conditions.
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[Featured image: Rose Johnson/City of Big Lake]