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Andrew Dikken, 29, of Renville, was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole after a judge accepted Dikken's guilty pleas in the Sept. 2 fatal shootings of Kara Monson, 26, and Chris Panitzke, 28, in Monson’s home in Granite Falls.

Family of murder victims speak as Dikken sentenced to life without parole

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MONTEVIDEO — Not long before he fatally shot Kara Monson and Chris Panitzke, Andrew Dikken sent a cryptic text to Monson’s family stating “everyone is getting what they deserve.’’


“Andy Dikken is finally getting what he deserves,’’  Tim Sheely, a brother-in-law to shooting victim Kara Monson, told District Judge Thomas Van Hon on Monday in District Court in Montevideo.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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