- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota man is now charged with first-degree murder in the death of a suicidal Ohio woman he met online.

KSTP-TV (https://bit.ly/1LZTGjm ) reports a Rice County grand jury indicted 39-year-old Jason Robert Nisbit of Faribault (FAYR’-boh) on first- and second-degree murder charges.

Nisbit initially was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Chelsea Martinez of Columbus, Ohio. He appeared in court Thursday and remains in jail on $1 million bail.

According to the complaint, Martinez traveled to Faribault to meet Nisbit to talk about suicide. The two met at a motel July 31 and agreed to meet the next morning. The complaint says they drove separately to a park, then walked to a wooded area where Nisbit bound her hands and feet, choked her until she lost consciousness, then cut her throat.

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Information from: KSTP-TV, https://www.kstp.com

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