Teen accused of killing man found dead in fire

Published 5:27 am Sunday, November 11, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS — Prosecutors have charged an 18-year-old with killing a man whose body was found in a burning Minneapolis house last week.

Jamil Eason of Minneapolis was charged Friday with second-degree murder.

Eason is accused of killing 45-year-old Jay Rosio. Firefighters responded to a house fire in north Minneapolis on Nov. 2 and found Rosio dead face-down on the floor.

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He didn’t appear to have any burns, but crews noticed he had a stab wound near his heart. A knife also was recovered.

The medical examiner determined Rosio suffered stab wounds and cuts, but found no smoke in his lungs.

The Hennepin County attorney’s office said a cellphone and a computer taken from the house led to Eason’s arrest.

Eason is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.