Jeremiah Kingbird, 38, of Red Lake, Minnesota has been charged with the first and second-degree murder of his wife, reports the U. S. District Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota.
According to court documents, on January 6, 2019, local authorities responded to a call from a woman reporting that an unknown man had stopped by her house and said he’d found his wife on Old Ponemah Road and that she had been there all night. When authorities arrived they found Kingbird’s wife lying face down in the snow with severe injuries and difficulty breathing. Hospital staff at Red Lake IHS Hospital were unable to revive her.
Kingbird has admitted to physically assaulting his wife before leaving her outside, exposed to the elements. Blood was found on the front passenger seat of Kingbird’s vehicle and Kingbird had reportedly been drinking the night of the incident.
Kingbird made an initial court appearance on February 26, 2019 for his indictment and charging. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Gina L. Allery and Assistant U. S. Attorney Deidre Y. Aanstad.