Grand jury returns first- degree murder indictmentJACKSON — Jackson County Attorney Robert O’Connor announced Monday that a grand jury has returned an indictment of first-degree murder against Tyron Louis Collins, 38, in the death of his brother on June 10.
JACKSON — Jackson County Attorney Robert O’Connor announced Monday that a grand jury has returned an indictment of first-degree murder against Tyron Louis Collins, 38, in the death of his brother on June 10.
The indictment charges Collins with three offenses — first-degree murder while committing domestic abuse, second-degree intentional murder and second-degree felony murder assault.
The first-degree murder charge carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
The indictment was filed Friday with the Jackson County Court Adminstrator’s Office.
The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office will prosecute the case, with assistance from the Jackson County Attorney’s Office.
According to the criminal complaint filed June 11, Collins entered the Colonial Manor Nursing Home and had a verbal altercation with his brother Kenneth, who worked there are a certified nurse’s aide.
Collins allegedly followed Kenneth into a resident’s room and attacked him, with another aide witnessing the incident. Collins allegedly stabbed Kenneth several times with a small object, then fled, the witness stated.
Collins was intercepted in Nobles County by members of the Worthington Police Department, crashing his vehicle into a ditch. The officer had observed Collins marking his wrists and forearms with a knife while driving the vehicle before the crash.
No Colonial Monor residents or staff other than Kenneth were injured in the assault, although the building was kept on lockdown for a time after the incident to preserve evidence.