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First-degree murder charges handed down


October 16, 2020

Pine Knot News

Community members, including Jackie's cousin, marched in honor of Jackie Ann Defoe and her son Kevin Lee Shabaiash Jr. in March after they were killed in rural Cloquet.

A Carlton County grand jury voted last week to charge a Cloquet man with five counts of first-degree murder, another development in a case that shocked county residents last spring when the bodies of a pregnant woman and her toddler were found hidden in their home, brutally murdered.

Sheldon James Thompson, 33, was charged in March with two counts of second-degree murder and a third count of second-degree murder of an unborn child.

As a result of the grand jury indictment, he faces a total of eight charges: two charges of murder in the first degree, premeditated and murder in the first degr...

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