Woman pleads guilty to charges in deadly Itasca Co. stabbing, camper fire

A 42-year-old Deer River woman has pleaded guilty to a murder and arson charge in connection to the stabbing death and a fire in July in Itasca County.

The criminal complaint says first responders went to a call for a camper fire with a person inside in Ball Club on July 18. The victim was found near the camper with burns and stab wounds.

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Wilson was arrested a day later after law enforcement got a report of her leaving the woods near the crime scene. In a Miranda statement to police, she told them about stabbing the victim and lighting the camper on fire after she has used drugs and alcohol that day.

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Wilson faces up to 37 years in prison. She is set to be sentenced on Jan. 20, 2023.