Red Lake man charged with murder in connection to wife's death

Red Lake man charged with murder in connection to wife's death Photo: KSTP/File

February 26, 2019 03:00 PM

A Red Lake man has been charged with first and second-degree murder in connection to the death of his wife. 

According to the United States Attorney's Office, Jeremiah Kingbird, 38, made his initial appearance Monday before Magistrate Judge Jon T. Huseby in U.S. District Court in Bemidji. 


According to the indictment and documents filed in court, on Jan. 6, authorities responded to a call from a woman who said an unknown man had stopped at her house and said that he had found his wife on Old Ponemah Road and that she had been there all night.

Responding officers found the victim, Kingbird's wife, lying face down in the snow. Court documents say she had severe physical injuries and was having difficulty breathing. 

The victim was transported to the Red Lake IHS Hospital where hospital staff were unsuccessful in reviving her, according to the release. 

During a search of Kingbird's vehicle, authorities found blood on the front passenger window. Kingbird admitted to police to physically assaulting his wife and leaving her outside in the elements following a night of drinking in Bemidji. 

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Tommy Wiita

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