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Suspect pleads guilty to two deaths in Mahnomen Co. case


MAHNOMAN, Minn. - A man charged in the deaths of two people just over a week ago surprised a Mahnomen County courtroom today when he pleaded guilty to murder and other charges during what was expected to be a routine pre-trial hearing.

Timothy James Thorson, 52, stated he couldn't go another day with the deaths of Francis and Ethyl Lundon on his conscience before pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and one count each of burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.

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