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Charges in Medellin homicide expected today

Erica Dischino / Tribune Blue balloons are released into the air during a candlelight vigil in memory of David Medellin Jr. at Robbins Island Park Tuesday evening. Medellin, 24, was found dead Oct. 31 in a plowed field near Willmar. His death was later ruled a homicide. 1 / 4
Erica Dischino / Tribune Racquel Gamez embraces her daughter Maya Gamez, 9, at the candlelight vigil held in memory of David Medellin Jr. at Robbins Island Park Tuesday evening. 2 / 4
Erica Dischino / Tribune Yvonne Quilantan holds a candle to honor David Medellin Jr. during a candlelight vigil in memory of his life at Robbins Island Park Tuesday evening.3 / 4
Erica Dischino / Tribune Alec Ibarra, 15, looks at photos of David Medellin Jr. with his father Jose Ibarra and his aunt Maria Arce during a candlelight vigil in memory of David Medellin Jr. at Robbins Island Park Tuesday evening.4 / 4

WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County Attorney Shane Baker said he intends to file charges Thursday morning in the homicide of David Medellin Jr. of Willmar.

Two suspects are in custody and being held on suspicion of second-degree murder and second-degree murder — liability for crimes of another.

They were taken into custody on Monday, but their identities are not being reported pending the filing of formal charges. A 35-year-old man with a Kerkhoven address as of 2017 and a 51-year-old woman with a Brooten address are being held in the case.

Little additional information about the suspects or Medellin's death will be available until after their court appearances. The West Central Tribune does not generally name the suspect of a crime until he or she has been formally charged.

Family, friends and community members joined Wednesday evening for a candlelight vigil in memory of Medellin at Robbins Island Park in Willmar.

Medellin, 24, was found dead Oct. 31 in a plowed field near Willmar, and his death was later ruled a homicide.

Family members report their last contact with him was on Oct. 24.

Tom Cherveny

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

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