Munger, Michael Lowell


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Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office
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sc on 08/14/2023 at 10:30:00 AM-Cancelled
Sentencing Hearing on 05/17/2023 at 01:30:00 PM-Held
Jury Trial on 05/12/2023 at 09:00:00 AM-Cancelled
Jury Trial on 05/11/2023 at 09:00:00 AM-Cancelled
Jury Trial on 05/10/2023 at 09:00:00 AM-Cancelled
Jury Trial on 05/09/2023 at 09:00:00 AM-Cancelled
Jury Trial on 05/08/2023 at 09:00:00 AM-Cancelled
Jury Trial on 05/05/2023 at 09:00:00 AM-Cancelled
Jury Trial on 05/04/2023 at 09:00:00 AM-Cancelled
Jury Trial on 05/03/2023 at 09:00:00 AM-Cancelled
Jury Trial on 05/02/2023 at 09:00:00 AM-Held
Jury Trial on 05/01/2023 at 09:00:00 AM-Held
Jury Trial on 04/28/2023 at 09:00:00 AM-Held
Jury Trial on 04/27/2023 at 09:00:00 AM-Held
Jury Trial on 04/26/2023 at 09:00:00 AM-Held
Jury Trial on 04/25/2023 at 09:00:00 AM-Held
Jury Trial on 04/24/2023 at 09:00:00 AM-Held
sc on 04/19/2023 at 09:00:00 AM-Reset
sc on 04/18/2023 at 02:00:00 PM-Held
Motion Hearing on 03/29/2023 at 08:45:00 AM-Held
Review Hearing on 03/21/2023 at 03:30:00 PM-Held
Omnibus Hearing on 03/01/2023 at 03:00:00 PM-Held
Omnibus Hearing on 01/10/2023 at 02:30:00 PM-Reset
Hearing on 11/17/2022 at 03:45:00 PM-Held
Omnibus Hearing on 11/01/2022 at 03:00:00 PM-Reset
Omnibus Hearing on 08/24/2022 at 04:00:00 PM-Held
Omnibus Hearing on 07/19/2022 at 02:00:00 PM-Held
Hearing on 05/24/2022 at 02:00:00 PM-Held
Omnibus Hearing on 05/24/2022 at 10:45:00 AM-Reset
Initial - Rule 8 Hearing on 05/12/2022 at 08:30:00 AM-Held
Initial - Rule 8 Hearing on 05/12/2022 at 08:30:00 AM-Reset
First Appearance on 04/29/2022 at 10:00:00 AM-Held
Hearing on 04/29/2022 at 10:00:00 AM-Cancelled
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Count ONE-Murder -1st Degree - Premeditated
609.185 Subd. (a)(1)(Felony)
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Count TWO-Murder - 2nd Degree - With Intent-Not Premeditated
609.19 Subd. 1(1)(Felony)
No Adjudication-Lesser Offense
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Count THREE-Murder - 2nd Degree - Without Intent - While Committing a Felony
609.19 Subd. 2(1)(Felony)
No Adjudication-Lesser Offense

Probable Cause

On April 28, 2022, law enforcement responded to a residence on Smith Road in First Assessment Township, County of Crow Wing, State of Minnesota for a welfare check. D.L. reported that he received information from “Mike” that D.L.’s ex-wife was “gone.”

Upon arrival, officers made contact with Michael Lowell Munger (DOB 03/03/1969), Defendant herein, in the driveway of the residence. Defendant said something to the effect of, “you’re too late, she’s gone.” Defendant was observed to have blood on his person and clothing. Inside a basement bedroom of the residence, officers located a deceased adult female, later identified as L.A.L. lying in a pool of blood on the ground with a belt around her neck.

Defendant was placed under arrest. Post arrest, Defendant gave a Mirandized statement to law enforcement wherein he explained that he and L.A.L. had been in a relationship for the past year. During the morning hours of April 28, he and L.A.L. were arguing about infidelity. Based on L.A.L.'s statements during that argument, Defendant confessed that he “did what he did,” and used a belt to strangle L.A.L and baseball bat to strike her.

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