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Woman charged in string of robberies, shooting of musician pleads guilty

Natalie Nicole Box Photo: Hennepin County
Natalie Nicole Box

June 11, 2019 04:01 PM

A woman accused in a string of armed robberies in Minneapolis last October, including one in which a popular local musician was shot, has pleaded guilty.

Court documents show Natalie Nicole Box, 36, of Hibbing, changed her plea to guilty on one count of first-degree assault - great bodily harm as part of a plea agreement. She had previously pleaded not guilty to the charge, as well as two counts of first-degree aggravated robbery. Jonell Butler was also charged in connection to the incident.

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The charges were in connection to a string of robberies that occurred on Sept. 8, Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 of 2018.

In the Oct. 5 robbery, local musician Aaron "Hix" Lee and Katie Szczepaniak were robbed, and Lee was shot in the stomach near 13th Avenue NE and Fourth Street NE.

Box's sentencing is set for next Wednesday.

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