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Three teens, including grandson, charged with Willmar murder; bail for one set at $2 million

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Kandiyohi County court security officers return to the courthouse Friday morning shortly after the arraignment of three Willmar teens charged in the murder of Lila Warwick, 79, of Willmar. A 17-year old grandson of Warwick's is one of the suspects.2 / 2

WILLMAR — Judge Michael J. Thompson set unconditional bail at $2 million and conditional bail at $1 million for Brok Nathaniel Junkermeier, 19, of Willmar who made his first court appearance in Kandiyohi County District Court this morning on a charge of second-degree murder with intent not premeditated for the Monday stabbing and strangulation death of Lila Mae Warwick, 79, of Willmar.

Thompson set bail at the high levels due to the risk to public safety and because Junkermeier was considered a possible flight risk. He appeared without an attorney

READ: Criminal complaint filed against Junkermeier

READ: Juvenile petition against Robert Warwick

READ: Juvenile petition against Devon Jenkins

Also, Judge Donald Spilseth ordered that two juveniles charged in the case, Devon James Jenkins, 16, and Robert Inocencio Warwick, 17, both of Willmar, continue to be held in the Prairie Lakes Juveniles Detention Center in Willmar. They appeared at separate juvenile detention hearings.

Both juveniles are charged with second-degree murder with intent not premeditated and liability for crimes of another.

The juvenile petition against Robert Warwick states that Warwick was the mastermind of the plan to rob and kill his grandmother, Lila Warwick, and believed she had a safe in the house with access to $40,000.

The criminal complaint against Junkermeier states that he choked or strangled Lila Warwick and that he used a sword type knife to stab her multiple times.

READ: Willmar community reacts to developments in murder case 

David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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