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Two indicted for murder on Red Lake Reservation

BEMIDJI - A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against a 27-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, both of Redby, Minn., for allegedly murdering a 21-year-old man on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

In an indictment filed with the U.S. District Court Tuesday, Kelly James Maxwell and Natalie Renee Delores Ann Smith were each charged with one count of second-degree murder.

The indictment alleges Maxwell and Smith killed Curtis Leslie Charles Heinonen on Oct. 1. According to an FBI affidavit, Heinonen's naked body was found under some logs in the yard of a Redby residence. Officers discovered shoes, pants and boxer-shorts two blocks away in Smith's yard.

If convicted, Maxwell and Smith face a potential maximum penalty of life in prison.

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