Indictment Unsealed in Fatal Beating of 95-Year-Old Anoka Man

Ninety-five-year-old Al Loehlein Photo: Bart Ward, File
Ninety-five-year-old Al Loehlein

April 12, 2017 07:53 AM

A grand jury in Anoka County has issued a first-degree murder charge in the fatal beating of a 95-year-old man.

Isaiah Montrell Thomas is accused of killing Albert John Loehlein, of Anoka, last November and pawning some of his property.


The 27-year-old Thomas had previously been charged with second-degree murder.

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The St. Paul Pioneer Press says the grand jury indictment was unsealed Tuesday.

Authorities say fingerprints in the victim's blood-spattered bedroom and a clock recovered from a Maplewood pawnshop led investigators to Thomas.

The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office says Loehlein suffered multiple blows to the head, face and neck.



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