Blaine Man Charged with 2nd-Degree Murder in Death of Son

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October 19, 2016 03:02 PM

A 61-year-old man from Blaine was charged Monday with second-degree murder in the shooting death of his son.

Joseph Effertz was charged in Anoka County District Court in connection with the death of his son, 38-year-old Joshua Effertz.


According to authorities, Joshua was shot in a domestic dispute with his father Friday morning on the 3200 block of 89th Curve. Authorities arrived at the scene to find Joshua lying in the street. He was transported to an area hospital, where he later died.

Bail has been set at $750,000 for Joseph Effertz, and his next hearing is set for Nov. 29.


Rebecca Omastiak

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