Increased Charges Against Man Accused Of Shooting Deputy Dewey
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.