Joseph Thoresen, 35, after sharing pot and meth with David Haiman, 20, attacks Haiman with baseball bat and stabs him in back and stomach.
Thoresen then decapitates Haiman with a machete, throws head into the bush
Thoresen’s girlfriend alleges victim raped her in the couple’s apartment
Killer charged with second-degree murder, remains in jail in lieu of $2m bail
A Minnesota man, ambushed and killed another man who allegedly raped his girlfriend. The accused of rapist, was decapitated with a machete by the woman’s boyfriend.
David A. Haiman, of Hibbing, was killed last week in an ambush along a northern Minnesota road, his body left in one spot in the woods and his head dumped elsewhere, according to the criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Itasca County District Court.
Joseph Thoresen, 35, allegedly attacked David Haiman, 20, with a baseball bat and stabbed him in the back and stomach. He then decapitated Haiman with a machete and threw his head in the woods, according to the criminal complaint.Authorities found Haiman’s torso and head the next morning.
Thoresen’s girlfriend told authorities he was upset when she told him Haiman had attacked her in the couple’s apartment. Thoresen appeared in court on Wednesday he is charged with second-degree murder. Bail was set at $2 million.
Thoresen said he did not have any contact with Haiman for the last several weeks, but cellphone records indicated otherwise.
Thoresen’s girlfriend confronted Haiman in front of Thoresen in their apartment on June 21 or 22, . She punched and kicked Haiman, and Thoresen also punched him, telling him he should not have raped “my girl” .
The three left in Haiman’s vehicle and smoked marijuana with others and then smoked meth with a friend. Later, Thoresen attacked Haiman and beheaded him.with a machete he had taken the machete from Haiman’s belt.
Thoresen appeared in court on Wednesday and remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bail ahead of another hearing Tuesday.