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Harsher Sentences Sought in Anarae Schunk's Death

Created: 08/15/2014 7:50 AM KSTP.com

A prosecutor has notified the court that she will seek harsher sentences for two people accused of killing a University of Minnesota student if they are convicted.
    
Minnesota law requires prosecutors to give advance notice if they plan to seek an aggravated sentence. Authorities say 22-year-old Anarae Schunk was stabbed nearly two dozen times last fall in a Rosemount town house and her body dumped along a rural road.
    
Her ex-boyfriend, Shavelle Chavez-Nelson and his girlfriend, Ashley Conrade, are charged with first- and second-degree murder. Neither has gone to trial yet.
    
The St. Paul Pioneer Press says Assistant Dakota County Attorney Kathryn Keena cited the brutal nature of Schunk's death in seeking a tougher sentence. If the two are convicted, jurors would decide whether there are aggravating factors.
    
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