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Jilted woman kills boyfriend, stuffs body in freezer, prosecutors say

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 11:30 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS >> A Minnesota woman beat her boyfriend to death, wrapped his body in plastic and duct tape, then hid it in a freezer because he was trying to break up with her, prosecutors said.

Jetaun Wheeler, 29, was charged Monday with second-degree murder in the killing of the 58-year-old man at their Shorewood home around Aug. 1. Authorities have not named the victim.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County, detectives found the man's frozen body in a freezer in the garage of a house that the couple had shared in Shorewood, 18 miles west of Twin Cities.

"It was a big trunk freezer, the kind your grandmother had," said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

A friend of the victim told investigators that the victim had called July 31 to say Wheeler had assaulted him and that he was leaving her and heading back to Chicago, according to the complaint.

The complaint says the freezer was purchased Aug. 5, according to the Star Tribune.

Wheeler told investigators looking into the man's disappearance that he had taken the bus to Chicago, according to court documents. Detectives said when they searched the couple's house Aug. 21, they found bloody carpet under Wheeler's mattress. Blood spatter led them to the garage where they found the body in the freezer.

Freeman told the Star Tribune that authorities are searching for Wheeler's three children, aged 10, 8 and 7, and that they could be placed in protective custody.

"We don't know what the children went through," he said.

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mcc wrote:
Tabloid journalism.
on August 27,2013 | 07:26AM
localhaole wrote:
Now that's an example of 2nd degree murder. Hope the prosecutor in the Deedy trial is paying attention to this one.
on August 27,2013 | 07:47AM
cojef wrote:
Can't see what this 29 year old woman saw in this 58 years old man, but then again there were 3 children involved so therein lie the puzzle.
on August 27,2013 | 08:26AM
Ulalei wrote:
he either had money or was hung like the Deedy jury
on August 27,2013 | 08:33AM
Mei mei wrote:
bwahaha... thank you for that!
on August 27,2013 | 10:21AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Man, that's cold!
on August 27,2013 | 08:37AM
Usagi336 wrote:
Reading the Headline, I was wondering how this guy going to try and leave his GF by hiding in the freezer? I see it almost worked. He got as far as the garage.
on August 27,2013 | 09:34AM
Mei mei wrote:
that headline certainly was mis-leading... poor ol' guy - RIP.
on August 27,2013 | 10:22AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
She probably would have tossed him out after his expiration date.
on August 27,2013 | 11:54AM
awahana wrote:
The underlying story that nobody recognizes, often, not even authorities, and mental health professionals is that this woman may be suffering from BPD. Borderline Personality Disorder.
If you read the descriptions, you will more than likely know someone who fits the diagnosis. Not all of them are this violent, but they can make your life a living hell.
This is a humorous example of typical BPD behavior, but it can be pretty scary:
on August 27,2013 | 05:30PM
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