Jetaun Wheeler, 29, allegedly killed 58-year-old boyfriend, stuffed him in freezer

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Jetaun Wheeler
Jetaun Wheeler has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of her boyfriend.

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According to authorities, the body of Wheeler's 58-year-old boyfriend (authorities haven't released his name yet) was found last Wednesday in a freezer in the garage of the Shorewood home the couple shared. On that day, officers trying to locate the man, who had been missing for weeks, executed a search warrant at the home and found a blood-soaked piece of carpeting under Wheeler's mattress.

Authorities followed blood splatter to the garage, where they made the most grisly discovery of all.

"Behind two mattresses they found what appeared to be a brand new freezer," the criminal complaint says. "An old box of Christmas decorations was on top of the freezer. Investigators opened the freezer and observed the body of an adult male."

Authorities later determined the freezer was purchased on August 5, right around the time the murder took place.

The body was taken to a medical examiner, who found the man had "blunt force trauma injuries to his face and head including significant lacerations to his left eye and the left side of the head," the complaint says. A broken closet rod was found on a closet floor and tested positive for the presence of blood.

Investigators believe Wheeler's boyfriend intended to move back to Chicago and leave the relationship at the time he was killed. He told a friend on July 31 that he planned to leave Minnesota, in part because Wheeler had recently physically assaulted him.

The friend said Wheeler's boyfriend told him that "the defendant had assaulted him the week before leaving scratches and that she was crazy," the Pioneer Press, citing the complaint, reports.

Police are still looking for Wheeler's three young children, but they don't believe they are in danger. Wheeler, for her part, apparently isn't helping -- during a news conference yesterday, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman described her as "uncooperative."

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John Zellie
John Zellie

Second degree murder is also the problem, and a stupid way to believe, I suspect drugs and or alcohol were involved with this and I hope Jetaum finds God.

ButcherBaker
ButcherBaker

A diatribe about religion as a result of some random suburban murder. Jehovah bless City Pages.

Dee Finkelson
Dee Finkelson

its ok Nathan. Believe what u believe. Cannot change mine. I respect urs. Case closed.

Nathan Conley
Nathan Conley

Lower violent crime rates than during your idealized periods of time in America. Christian Zealotry solves nothing!

Dee Finkelson
Dee Finkelson

Its ok... in this mess up world, no prisoners no jobs, rite? ... ha!Plus our tax money need to be used somewhere... if its not for schools then for jails... keep feeding these scumbags ...

Ran Dazzle
Ran Dazzle

God or lack thereof is not the problem. What a stupid way to believe..

John Kevin Norman
John Kevin Norman

protestants have an invented religion. we will all see the Lord soon & even the so called righteous will p their pants...

Dee Finkelson
Dee Finkelson

america.... goes toward Sodom & Gomorrah...ppl no longer afraid of God, mocking God & do whatever they want to do. I hate u, I'll kill u. No morals. Act like animal. May God forgive us.

ButcherBaker
ButcherBaker

enjoy living off the taxpayer dollar for the next couple of decades, Jetaun. given you hated your boyfriend, i hope your new girlfriend is a step up.

yoopie93
yoopie93

@Dee Finkelson   How do you know that this woman wasn't religious?  The story says she had a box of Christmas decorations on top of her refrigerator.  You might find this hard to believe, but even religious people do crazy things.  In fact, some of the worst atrocities in history have been in the name of religion.  So please don't turn this into a parable of how the pagans are out causing all problems in the world.  If religion keeps you sane and on the right path, then great.  But don't assume that more faith is going to solve the world's ills.  There are a lot of emotionally-scarred altar boys in the Catholic church who could talk to you about that.

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