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Minneapolis Police Department
Wednesday October 20th, 2010 :: 02:22 p.m. CDT

Charges filed in weekend homicide

This morning the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office filed charges in this past weekend’s homicide at 3013 18th Avenue South.

At 2:15 a.m. on Sunday October 17th patrol officers in the Third Precinct responded to a report of a dead person at the above address. When officers arrived they found the body of an adult male, later identified as Leo Daniel Kohorst, on a couch. Kohorst had significant trauma to his head. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner determined that Kohorst died as a result of a homicide.

Investigators from the Minneapolis Police Department’s Homicide Unit were able to identify a suspect. That suspect, Adam Lee Sterling (Date of birth 4-7-1987) was taken into custody later Sunday evening and is presently in the Hennepin County Jail. As a result of that investigation and arrest this morning the Hennepin County Attorney’s office charged Sterling with:

· Murder in the Second Degree (Intentional) (Felony) 609.19 Subd. 1(1); 609.11

Minneapolis Police Department homicide investigators Sergeants Robert Dale and Chris Granger worked in conjunction with the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office to ensure charging in this case.

The booking photo is not yet available due to investigative needs.

Minneapolis Police Department
350 S 5th St
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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