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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Man pleads guilty in Duluth landlord killing

  • Prosecutors say a Two Harbors man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing a Duluth landlord in his apartment.
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  • Prosecutors say a Two Harbors man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing a Duluth landlord in his apartment.
    The St. Louis County Attorney's Office says 42-year-old Raymond Weeks pleaded guilty Thursday to intentional second-degree murder.
    As part of a plea deal, Weeks agreed to serve 30 years in prison, the sentence recommended under state guidelines. In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors won't seek a first-degree murder indictment against Weeks.
    Weeks was accused of stabbing 54-year-old Duluth landlord Kevin Tyman in December 2012. Tyman died hours after a single stab wound lacerated his liver.
    Weeks' co-defendant, 32-year-old Joella Lee Tucker, pleaded guilty earlier this month to aiding and abetting second-degree murder for her role in Tyman's death.
    Tyman was Tucker's former landlord. Authorities alleged she persuaded Weeks to kill Tyman.

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