Carlton County prosecutors have charged two people with killing a woman for her car and cell phone and accuse two others of trying to help hide the murder.
Cristyna Watson, 25, had been missing for nearly a month before her body was found in a swampy wooded area near Cloquet on Oct. 4.
Michael Siewert, 22, and a 17-year-old Duluth boy are charged with intentional second-degree murder. Twenty-four-year-old Alyssa Peterson and 56-year-old Clifford Thompson, both of Cloquet, are charged with aiding an offender. They're accused of helping cover up the crime.
The Duluth News Tribune reports court documents say the teen told investigators he saw Siewert strike Watson in the head with a hammer a nd then helped Siewert kill her by strangling her. ---
Information from: Duluth News Tribune