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Willmar, Minn., man indicted for premeditated murder

Caleb Blue

WILLMAR, Minn. – A Willmar man has been indicted for first-degree premeditated murder in the October death of David Medellin Jr. of Willmar.

The body of Medellin, 24, was found Oct. 31 in a plowed farm field east of Willmar. He had been missing for several days.

Caleb Aaron Blue, 35, of Willmar, also known as Caleb Aaron Jorgenson, was arrested a few days later.

He made his first appearance Wednesday morning in Kandiyohi County District Court on three charges included in the indictment. Blue’s next court hearing is at 9 a.m. Feb. 8.

In addition to the first-degree murder charge, he faces second-degree intentional murder and terroristic threats. First-degree murder has a presumptive sentence of life in prison; second-degree murder has a maximum sentence of 40 years.

The two murder charges are related to Medellin’s death. The terroristic threats indictment indicates Blue threatened violence against a person identified only as E.S. That charge carries a maximum penalty of five years or a $10,000 fine.

Blue will remain in jail on $2 million bail. Defense lawyer Bradley Kluver of Litchfield said he had not been able to make bail and probably would not be able to do so. “I wouldn’t even if I could,” Blue commented.