- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

CENTER CITY, Minn. (AP) - A Chisago County man was accused of giving cocaine to a woman who was missing for months has been found guilty of third-degree murder, but was acquitted of concealing her body.

A jury convicted 31-year-old Aaron Schnagl after just hours of deliberations on Friday.

Prosecutors said he was protecting his livelihood as a drug dealer when he dumped Danielle Jelinek’s body in a pond near his Chisago Lakes Township home after he provided her with cocaine.

Schnagl’s attorneys said the 27-year-old Jelinek caused her own death after a night of drinking, drugs and sex, the Star Tribune reported (https://strib.mn/1Q0isW4).

Jelinek was missing for five months before her body was found in 2013.


Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com

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