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Crookston man convicted of murder, gets mandatory life sentence

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THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — In the end, Jedidiah Troxel had nothing to say before he was sentenced Tuesday to spend the rest of his life in prison for the stabbing murder of his old friend Tanya Kazmierczak.


State District Judge Donald Aandal turned to Troxel after Kazmierczak’s husband, children and mother gave tearful summations of who they lost.

“Anything to say prior to sentencing?” he asked.

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