New Charges Filed Against Hohenwald

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 at 11:26 am

hohenwaldCraig Hohenwald, 28, of Brook Park is expected to be arraigned Wednesday on first degree murder charges, according to the Kanabec County Times.  His court appearance is scheduled for 1 p.m. is Kanabec County Court.  Hohenwald was arrested in February in connection with the murders of Larry Steenerson, 61, and his wife, Lois Steenerson, 66 at their home in Knife Lake.

Initially he was charged with with four counts of second degree murder.  Court records indicate Hohenwald will now face four first degree murder charges and two counts of second degree murder.  The first degree charges carry a penalty of life in prison.

According to the criminal complaint, officers found Larry Steenerson with between 30-40 stab wounds.   He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Lois Steenerson was found with multiple stab wounds near the shoulder, collar bone, and chest.  She was transported to the Kanabec County Hospital and later pronounced dead.

Hohenwald and Jennifer Ann-Lind Seiberlich, 28, Mora were arrested at the scene. They were exiting the residence in a vehicle when authorities arrived, according to the criminal complaint. Law enforcement examination of the scene found a bloody knife located on the ground behind the passenger side of the car which Hohenwald and Seiberlich were riding.  A bloody gun was found underneath the passenger seat where Hohenwald was sitting. Deputies found an empty pistol holder on one of the steps in the home.

According to 9-1-1 transcripts released by the Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office, the victims indicated that gun shots were fired.

In a statement to investigators, Seiberlich states that prior to going to the residence, she received a text message from Hohenwald stating, “Are you up for a crazy night? 10 Gs.”  Seiberlich told investigators she thought the text was related to drugs and did not notice anything unusual about Hohenwald when he re-entered the car after coming from the house.

Kanabec County Attorney Amy Brosnahan said in court, Tuesday, when Hohenwald was arrested he was covered in blood from “his fingertips to his elbows.”

The criminal complaint also states that Larry Steenerson was granted a preliminary attachment order in value over $200,000 against the mother of Craig Hohenwald on January 29th.

While waiting for backup to arrive, officers heard Hohenwald “utter” something about his family and a real estate land deal.

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