Le Sueur man pleads guilty to killing friend’s grandfather

Published 10:55 pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — A Le Sueur man who has pleaded guilty to killing his friend’s grandfather said he hid in the victim’s basement for two days before he stabbed him.

Twenty-four-year-old Nathan Foth said he heard voices while he hid in a basement closet, but was no longer hearing them when he decided to kill 74-year-old Allen Retzer. In court Tuesday, Foth entered the plea to second-degree murder.

Foth said he stole a gun case, credit cards, money and a van after killing Retzer.

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