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Warwick omnibus hearing set for Nov. 21

WILLMAR — The next court hearing for the 17-year-old Willmar teenager charged in the July 29 strangulation and stabbing death of his grandmother has been set for Nov. 21.

Robert WarwickRobert Innocencio Warwick is now scheduled for an omnibus hearing on that date before District Judge David L. Mennis in Kandiyohi County District Court.

Warwick and Brok Nathaniel Junkermeier, 19, also of Willmar, were indicted last week on first-degree murder charges for their roles in the death of Lila Warwick, 79, at her home on the east edge of Willmar.

The grand jury indictment also moved Warwick from juvenile to adult court. He and Junkermeier are each held on $2 million unconditional bail in the Kandiyohi County Jail.

Junkermeier’s next hearing is Oct. 16, an omnibus hearing before District Judge Donald M. Spilseth.

Each of the young men faces one count of first-degree premeditated murder and one count of first-degree murder with intent while committing a felony — in this case the felony of first-degree burglary.

The state Attorney General’s office is prosecuting the cases, with Matthew Frank, assistant attorney general, listed as the prosecutor.

Junkermeier is represented by public defender Kent Marshall and Warwick has retained local attorney Ramona Lackore.

No new court date has been set for the third teen charged in the case, Devon James Jenkins, 16, who faces two second-degree murder charges as a juvenile. He has been in custody at Prairie Lakes Youth Detention Center in Willmar.

Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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