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Published June 21, 2013, 07:14 PM

MN man accused of killing roommate

A Northern Minnesota man is accused of shooting and killing his roommate with a shotgun before their home started on fire.

A Northern Minnesota man is accused of shooting and killing his roommate with a shotgun before their home started on fire.

Friday, 26-year-old Fredrick Bachman was arraigned on a murder charge in connection with a fire that destroyed a home on Lake Hattie on May 31st. Bachman is accused of killing his roommate, 57-year old James Schwartzbauer. According to the criminal complaint, a coroner concluded Schwartzbauer was the victim of a shotgun blast prior to the fire. Bachman faces a single count of second degree murder. The two had been roommates for the past four years.

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