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home : pender times top stories : pender times top stories August 23, 2017

Father and son accused of murder in killing of rural Bancroft man scheduled for trial

Jody Olson, 48, and Derek Olson, 27, were arraigned in Cuming County District Court last Thursday, Aug. 3, and they are now scheduled for trial in September.

The father and son are accused of second-degree murder, arson and relatec charges that involved the death of Ernest Warnock back in March at a farmhouse in rural Bancroft.

Both have plead not guilty to the charges. Trials for both are scheduled to begin on Sept. 25.

Another suspect, Becky Weitzenkamp, will be arraigned in district court on Sept. 7 on charges of being a accessory and arson. A fourth suspect, Jenna Merrill, is accused of false reporting has a warrant in Dakota County.

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