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Menahga man indicted on murder charges in strangulation death

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PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – A Hubbard County grand jury has indicted a man on murder charges in the strangulation death of 19-year-old Kiela Knowles.


Harley Leritz, 21, of Menahga is accused of first- and second-degree murder.

Hubbard County prosecutors presented the case to the grand jury, which returned the two-count indictment Thursday. The indictment replaces a criminal complaint that was filed earlier.

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