Increased Charges Against Man Accused Of Shooting Deputy Dewey

Saturday, September 25th, 2010 at 9:14 am

The man charged with shooting Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Dewey now faces a first-degree murder charge after Dewey’s death, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Thomas Fairbanks was indicted late Thursday (Sept. 23) by a grand jury. The indictment upgrades the charges from the prior second-degree murder charge.

In all, Fairbanks faces 13 criminal counts. If convicted, he would receive a mandatory life sentence without parole.

Dewey was shot in the head and abdomen in February 2009 while investigating a report of a shots fired in Mahnomen and passed away Aug. 9, 2010.

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