Not Guilty Plea Entered by Defendant in Rochester Murder Case
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - One of the three people charged with Rochester’s most recent murder today entered not guilty pleas to 2nd-degree murder charges in Olmsted County court. 34-year-old Kielah Parsons is accused of being with 27-year-old Malcolm Woods when he allegedly shot and killed 38-year-old Brandon Arndt in the entranceway to his residence at Bob’s Trailer Park off Marion Road Southeast on September 10th.
Woods and 20-year-old Damien Klindworth-Woods also face second-degree murder charges in the case and are scheduled to appear for evidentiary hearings during the next several weeks. While Woods is identified as the suspected gunman, the criminal complaint says Klindworth-Woods is accused of serving as the driver for the group.
Investigators believe the three mistakenly believed Arndt was responsible for a medical emergency that put their grandmother in the hospital the night before the murder. Arndt and the grandmother were neighbors at the mobile home park and he would often come to her assistance.
Parsons remains jailed on $500,000 bail.