Horror particulars emerge after ‘half-naked man beat ex-wife to demise in entrance of their youngsters as she clung to youngest youngster’27 Ağustos 2022
A HALF-naked lawyer was arrested for allegedly beating his ex-wife to demise in entrance of the couple’s kids as they screamed for assist.
Anders Odegaard, 31, is dealing with a cost of second-degree homicide, based on police in Minnesota.
His ex-wife, Carissa Odegaard, additionally 31, was holding on to the youngest of their 5 kids throughout the beating, which was reportedly so extreme that the couple’s two-year-old son didn’t reply to questions from deputies after they’d his father in custody.
The couple divorced final 12 months, based on courtroom information.
Odegaard refused to let his ex take their kids to church throughout a custody dispute and a combat broke out, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned.
Cops had been known as to the scene after two of the couple’s boys ran exterior and requested a stranger to name 911 “as a result of their mother was bleeding actually unhealthy and wanted assist,” based on a prison grievance.
A responding deputy discovered Odegaard within the kitchen sporting solely his underwear together with his face and hair lined in blood.
Carissa was unresponsive, mendacity in a doorway with a pool of blood round her head.
When requested to clarify what was taking place, Odegaard instructed the deputy “I don’t really feel proper,” based on the grievance.
Odegaard was handcuffed whereas CPR was tried on Carissa.
The deputy observed that she had “extreme head trauma” and known as for an ambulance.
The couple’s nine-year-old son instructed investigators that he noticed his father hit his mom with a knife or spatula within the head earlier than he ran exterior for assist.
He reportedly additionally mentioned that he had seen his father hit his mom earlier than.
Three boys – ages 9, eight, and two – had been inside the house throughout the assault.
Two different kids had been of their mom’s automotive and didn’t witness the brutal beating, based on the grievance.
The eight-year-old mentioned after his father beat his mom to the ground, he “was on high of her choking her.”
“There was blood throughout,” he allegedly mentioned, telling authorities that he tapped his mom’s foot however didn’t get a response from her.
The Odegaards had been married in Might 2011 and had been formally divorced on September 16, 2021, based on courtroom information.
The couple divorced as a result of their marriage being “irretrievably damaged.”
Carissa’s demise comes simply days earlier than the couple was presupposed to be again in courtroom for a overview listening to.
The dad and mom had been granted shared authorized custody of the kids however the courtroom gave Carissa bodily custody, based on the courtroom docs.
In Minnesota, authorized custody means the correct to be concerned in “main selections figuring out the kid’s upbringing.”
Bodily custody means “routine each day care and management of the residence.”
In response to the couple’s submitting for his or her divorce final 12 months, Odegaard was described because the Mercer County State’s Lawyer in North Dakota.
Marshall County Lawyer Donald Aandal didn’t need to go into element concerning the case however mentioned that Odegaard’s full work historical past was unclear and that he had switched careers a number of occasions.
Odegaard held the job with Mercer County for 3 months from June to September 2021, earlier than he was fired.
He spent one other three months as a public defender in Stark County, North Dakota, earlier than being fired once more.
Odegaard moved again to Minnesota after a quick stint at a non-public follow.
He faces a most sentence of 40 years in jail if convicted on the second-degree homicide cost in Carissa’s demise.
Prosecutors are additionally looking for aggravated costs because of the “specific cruelty” the sufferer allegedly suffered, and for the a number of youngster witnesses.
Odegaard made his first courtroom look on Thursday and was held on $5million bond with out circumstances, $2,500,000 surety bond, or $250,000 money.
Carissa was pronounced brain-dead at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota on August 24.
She had been on life help till her organs could possibly be donated.