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Minnesota man beheads man suspected of raping girlfriend

July 1, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Minnesota man beheads man suspected of raping girlfriend

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A man from northern Minnesota faces murder charges for reportedly beating and decapitating a man that he thought had raped his girlfriend.

A criminal complaint indicates that David Haiman was hit with a baseball bat, stabbed, and then decapitated with a machete by Joseph Christen Thorsen. The suspect then dragged Haiman’s torso and head and threw both body parts into the woods.

In an interview with police, Thorsen’s girlfriend had admitted that the group had smoked meth prior to the incident.

The 35-year-old suspect appeared in court on Wednesday on a murder charge in Itasca County District Court and has since remained in police custody. There is no information listed for an attorney to comment on Thorsen’s behalf.

According to the New York Post, the 20-year-old victim was reported missing after he was not seen for five days and failed to show up to work. Authorities recovered his head and torso on Sunday.

The complaint also states that Thorsen’s girlfriend informed police that she became upset when she found out that Haiman was coming over to the couple’s apartment and told her boyfriend that Haiman sexually assaulted her.

When Haiman got to the residence, the girlfriend reportedly tied him up and punched him hard enough to break his nose. She then untied him when Thorsen began repeatedly hitting him.

The woman also admitted that the two got into Haiman’s car and drove to “smoke some bud” and then drove somewhere else to smoke meth.

The girlfriend then confessed that the group went to the woods and the couple began arguing about car issues. Thoresen allegedly told a friend that he made Haiman check the oil, then he took a bat and hit him in the head, and then stabbed him.

The girlfriend informed police that she tried to stop Thoresen just before he grabbed a machete from Haiman’s belt loop and decapitated him.

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