Northern Minn. Man Charged for Murder of Mother's Boyfriend

Created: 01/17/2014 6:35 AM
By: Leslie Dyste

A Babbitt man is charged with killing his mother's boyfriend.
A criminal complaint says Shawn Doherty's mother told investigators her son woke her up the night before John Bulen of Mahtomedi was strangled and told her Bulen was coming between them and that he planned to kill him.
KSTP's sister station WDIO-TV reports police were called to Doherty's home Monday where they found the 55-year-old Bulen unconscious in the street wearing only underwear and a T-shirt. Bulen was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.
The complaint charges the 24-year-old Doherty with second-degree murder. Court records do not list an attorney for Doherty.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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