05-13-2015, 09:52 AM #1
MN - Todd, 49, & Blake Besser, 27, shot to death, St Michael, 9 May 2015
FILE - This undated photo provided by Elk River, Minn., Police Department shows Officer Todd Besser. Christopher Besser the son of Todd Besser, is charged with fatally shooting his father and brother. Wright County Attorney Tom Kelly said that he plans call a grand jury to seek first-degree murder charges. Bail for Besser was set Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at $2 million with some conditions, including electronic home monitoring and $5 million without conditions. (Elk River Police Department via AP)
BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — The son of an Elk River police officer who is charged with fatally shooting his father and brother told a dispatcher he "just lost it" and killed the two, according to a criminal complaint filed in Wright County.
Christopher T. Besser, 21, of St. Michael, told authorities he was fed up with his father's expectations of him, the complaint said, without being specific.
Besser called 911 Saturday from a Kwik Trip in Monticello and told the dispatcher about the shooting, prosecutors said. Besser was arrested at the Kwik Trip less than an hour after Todd Besser, 49, and Blake Besser, 27, were killed at the St. Michael home.
Gwen Besser, wife of slain police officer Todd Besser, asks for prayer, healing and forgiveness after leaving the Wright County Government Center, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in Buffalo, Minn.
This May 10, 2015 photo provided by the Wright County, Minn., Jail shows Christopher Besser. Besser, the son of an Elk River police officer, is charged with fatally shooting his father and brother. Wright County Attorney Tom Kelly said that he plans call a grand jury to seek first-degree murder charges. Bail for Besser was set Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at $2 million with some conditions, including electronic home monitoring and $5 million without conditions. (Wright County Jail via AP)
05-13-2015, 10:09 AM #2
i must admit being confused at one thing........he states that he shot his older brother to not leave behind a witness to the killing of his father.....however he then calls and confesses to the killing and apparently turns himself in.........what? i'll be interested to hear more details as they are revealed...........what a tragedy......
officer ted besser
strength to those that love them~~~~~~~~~
12-29-2015, 01:26 PM #3
From December 22:
Christopher Besser pleaded guilty to two counts of second degree murder, avoiding a jury trial...
Sentencing for Christopher Besser will be held Friday, Feb. 5 in Wright County District Court. Second degree murder charges carry a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, under a Minnesota state law.
11-08-2016, 09:56 PM #4Registered User
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Besser gets 61 years in murders of dad, brother
A Wright County man was sentenced to 61 years in prison Friday for the cold-blooded murders of his father and brother.
Christopher Besser issued an emotional apology to a packed Wright County courtroom and asked for forgiveness after the sentence was announced as part of a plea agreement. He agreed to a plea of two counts of second degree murder that were intentional but not premeditated. He will be eligible for parole after 40 years, something family members agreed to.
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