MSU Student Murder Charges 05 Aug 11

A 19-year-old MSU-Mankato student has been charged with 5 counts of 1st-degree murder.

A grand jury in Blue Earth County returned the indictment against Chris Tillman of Golden Valley on Thursday for the fatal stabbing of a fellow MSU student on July 8th.

Prosecutors say Josselyn Bishop of Henderson had broken off a relationship with Tillman, and he killed her during an argument after she told him she was seeing someone else.

A truck driver spotted Bishop lying in a median just northeast of Mankato. Tillman was charged earlier with second-degree murder. He’ll appear in court soon on the new charges.