Man indicted for Granite Falls, MN murders



     GRANITE FALLS, Minn. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a Minnesota man on first-degree murder charges in the shooting deaths of his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend.
 
     The Yellow Medicine County grand jury on Tuesday indicted 28-year-old Andrew Dikken (DEE'-kehn) of Renville on six counts of first-degree murder.
 
     Court records show Dikken made his first appearance on the new charges Tuesday. He previously was charged with two counts of second-degree murder for the Sept. 2 shootings. 
 
     Dikken is accused of shooting 26-year-old Kara Monson and her boyfriend, 28-year-old Chris Panitzke of Redwood Falls, at Monson's Granite Falls home. 
 
     Monson died at the scene. Panitzke died of his injuries several days later.
 
     Dikken remains in jail on $3 million bail. He was arrested after a two-week manhunt.
   
     
 AP-WF-11-14-13 

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Locations : MinnesotaRenvilleYellow Medicine County
People : Andrew DikkenChris PanitzkeKara Monson
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