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Minnesota Nurse’s Aide Pleads Guilty in Dragging Death of Fiance

January 29, 2015  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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A Minnesota nurse’s aid has plead guilty on Wednesday in the dragging death of her fiance.

The woman killed her fiance after tying him by the neck to the back of an SUV and dragging him until he died.

Jessica Kilde, 33, plead guilty to second-degree murder and could face 40 years in prison.

Police responded to a 911 call about a possible fatality at around 10.30pm on August 15.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered the remains of Richard Baity, 41 along East 370th Street in Maple Grove Township, reported the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Prosecutors said Klide used a strap to tie Richard Baity, 41, by the neck to the SUV last August and proceeded to drive with him tied to the back down the driveway and onto the street.

The remains of Klide was discovers about 500 feet from his home in Maple Grove Township.
Kilde told police that the couple had had a little spat, noting that it was nothing serious.

Police say both had been drinking and smoking meth during the day.
Police said the Evidence at the crime scene, which showed that Baity had been dragged included, fresh marks on his neck and a broken strap was lying nearby.

Witnesses saw Jessica Kilde driving the Ford Sport Trac SUV, which still had a piece of a strap tied to the top of the door frame on the rear passenger side that matched the strap found near Baity’s body.

Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and concluded that Baity died of ‘multiple traumatic injuries’ and ruled the death a homicide.

Kilde has had 12 prior arrest warrants and a history of failing to appear in court. Her prior criminal offenses include a felony theft of a motor vehicle charge in March in Aitkin County.
Other gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor charges include check forgery, trespassing, domestic assault, DWI, disorderly conduct, speeding, falsely reporting a crime and minor consuming alcohol.

Klide will be sentenced March 16th in Becker County Court.

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