Alfunda Scruggs killed Michael Fonta for insulting "my bitch"

Categories: Homicide Files
Alfunda Scruggs, left, is headed for prison. Hope Jackson remains jailed on $1 million bond.
High on crack at his apartment last February, Alfunda Jackson didn't take kindly to his girlfriend, Hope Jackson, being called a bitch by his roommate, Michael Fonta.

"She's my bitch and I'm the only one that can call her that," Scruggs said.

Then the 50-year-old man came at Fonta with his fists, threw him to the floor, strangled him with a cord, and then stabbed him in the neck.

Jackson said that, once Fonta's bloodied body stopped moving, Scruggs dragged him downstairs and left him face-down in the snow.

That's where the cops found Fonta, 45, dead from "complex homicidal violence," the eighth murder victim of 2010 in Minneapolis.

Scruggs and Jackson were arrested. A little over a week later, he was charged with first- and second-degree murder, and she was charged with being an accomplice after the fact.

A Hennepin County jury convicted Scruggs today. Thirty-nine-year-old Jackson, also known as Hope Cook, is still in jail on $1 million bond.


Homicide Location: 330 8th Street SE, Minneapolis.

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