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Siblings charged in killing of Andover man
ANOKA, Minn. (AP) — The sister and brother of an Andover man whose torso was found burning in a bonfire have been charged in his death.
Anoka County prosecutors charged 43-year-old Elizabeth Hawes, of Minneapolis, and 36-year-old Andrew Hawes, of Robbinsdale, on Monday with aiding and abetting second-degree murder in the death of 46-year-old Edwin Hawes. Also charged was 29-year-old Kristina Dorniden, of Westbrook, who was Andrew Hawes’ girlfriend.
Authorities say the Hawes siblings and Dorniden were tending a bonfire on the girlfriend’s property in southwestern Minnesota when officers arrived last Thursday night. They doused the fire and found the torched torso.
The criminal complaints allege the Hawes siblings had been talking about killing their brother for a while. Elizabeth Hawes had been barred by a restraining order from being at the victim’s home. Authorities say the bad blood stemmed from Edwin Hawes’ distribution of an inheritance from their grandmother.
All three defendants were being held without bail.