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Jeremy Lemen, left, and Desiree Shinholser

25-year sentence for Badger murder, second defendant gets 18 years

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A Badger, Minn., couple were sentenced Monday to long stretches in prison for murdering their neighbor, John William Currier, in October.


The swift justice came about partly because Jeremy Lemen, 34, and Desiree Shinholser, 25, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder a month ago, foregoing a trial.

State District Judge Donna Dixon in Roseau sentenced Lemen to 25.5 years in prison, with credit for the 164 days already served.

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