Murder defendant’s children are safe

Published 9:43 am Wednesday, August 28, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS — Police say the three children of a Minnesota woman accused of killing her boyfriend and placing his body in a freezer have been found safe.

South Lake Minnetonka police said the children have been placed in protective custody in Hennepin County. The children are ages 10, 8 and 7. Authorities did not say where the children were found.

Their mother, Jetaun Wheeler, made her first court appearance Tuesday when bond was set at $2 million. The family of the victim, 58-year old Eddie Sole, attended the court appearance in Minneapolis. Sole’s daughter, Kecha Matthews, said she never wants Wheeler to see the “light of day” again.

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Prosecutors say Wheeler killed Sole with a closet rod, wrapped his body in plastic and duct tape and put him in a large freezer in their garage.