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Sat Aug 27, 2022, 03:24 PM

Minnesota lawyer is accused of beating his ex-wife to death in front of their kids

A Minnesota lawyer accused of beating his ex-wife to death in front of their children has been charged with second-degree murder.

An 8-year-old who witnessed Tuesday's deadly assault told officials that his parents had been arguing about whether his mother, Carissa Odegaard, could take the children to church, according to a probable cause statement filed in Minnesota’s 9th Judicial District Court.

Anders Odegaard, 31, did not want her to, the child told authorities, according to the complaint. The child said his parents also fought about his 2-year-old brother, whom his mother was holding during the assault, according to the document.

The couple had five children together beginning in 2013 and divorced last year, according to a court filing. Carissa Odeegard was awarded sole physical custody of the children, and they were both given joint legal custody.

Anders Odegaard was identified in the filing as the state’s attorney for Mercer County, North Dakota. It wasn’t clear if he still worked for the office. A message seeking comment was not immediately returned.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/minnesota-lawyer-accused-beating-ex-wife-death-front-kids-rcna45074

Pretty sure this wasn't the first time he hit her, either.

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Reply Minnesota lawyer is accused of beating his ex-wife to death in front of their kids (Original post)
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Sat Aug 27, 2022, 03:44 PM

1. Bastard. Poor kids.

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Sat Aug 27, 2022, 05:01 PM

2. It's the "I will control you, to the point of death, if necessary" pathology

We see this pathology played out in a variety of ways, throughout our country, including with the new abortion restrictions. It’s back to the Dark Ages for too many American women for the foreseeable future.

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Sat Aug 27, 2022, 06:44 PM

3. and the kids will think this ok behavior.........

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Sat Aug 27, 2022, 07:47 PM

4. So now what happens to the kids...

...with their mom dead and father (not dad!) in prison?

I sure hope the Minnesota Department of Human Services - Child Protective Services are better than Texas'.

Head of embattled Texas DPS, Robert “Rich” Richman, resigns after less than a year amid investigations into gay children and sexual abuse at foster homes.

https://www.texastribune.org/2022/08/12/texas-child-abuse-agency-rich-richman/

Texas child protective services worker fired after telling 14-year-old girl in foster care to become a hooker.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/rcna43140

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