Bail has been set at million dollars for a Roseau County Couple, charged with murder in the death of John Currier of Badger.
34 year old Jeremy Lemen and 24 year old Desiree Shinholser appeared today before District Judge Donna Dixon, who set bail as the 2 were charged with Second Degree Murder, accused of strangling Currier during an altercation, and of hiding his body in the apartment complex where all three were residents. Neither entered a plea during today’s court hearing. Their next court appearance is scheduled October 29th.
According to court records Currier died late last Thursday night or early Friday morning.
The case is being prosecuted by the State Attorney General’s Office, assisted by Roseau County Attorney, Karen Foss.
Currier was first reported missing by his girl friend Friday, his body found by officers Saturday in a small enclosed space at the 8 unit apartment building. Lemen and Shinholser were taken into custody Saturday.
According to the complaint, the two planned to assault Currier after an incident earlier the week that involved Shinholzer. The medical examiners report states the cause of death as “asphyxia” and says Currier also suffered chopping wounds and blunt force injuries to the head and bruising to the body.
It is not known if a Grand Jury will be convened to consider First Degree Murder charges in the case.