- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

ANOKA, Minn. (AP) - A grand jury in Anoka County has issued a first-degree murder charge in the fatal beating of a 95-year-old man.

Isaiah Montrell Thomas is accused of killing Albert John Loehlein, of Anoka, last November and pawning some of his property. The 27-year-old Thomas had previously been charged with second-degree murder. The St. Paul Pioneer Press (https://bit.ly/2ossBSe ) says the grand jury indictment was unsealed Tuesday.

Authorities say fingerprints in the victim’s blood-spattered bedroom and a clock recovered from a Maplewood pawnshop led investigators to Thomas. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office says Loehlein suffered multiple blows to the head, face and neck.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, https://www.twincities.com

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