Willmar Murder Trial Beginning 25 Mar 14

The murder trial of a 19-year-old Willmar man is scheduled to get underway this week. Jury selection for the trial of Brok Junkermeier is set to take place today (TUE), and the trial could take up to 3 weeks in Kandiyohi County Court. Junkermeier has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing 79-year-old Lila Warwick last summer. She was stabbed and strangled at her residence on the east edge of Willmar on July 29th, and Junkermeier and Warwick’s grandson, 19-year-old Robert Warwick, were both indicted on first-degree murder charges in September. Both now face the possibility of life in prison, and are being held on $2-million bail. A third teen, 16-year-old Devon Jenkins of Willmar, who was the alleged  getaway driver after Warwick’s murder, was sentenced in January. He will be on probation until his 21st birthday, and serve 100 hours of community service each year. He also received a stayed adult sentence of 15 years in prison, to be executed if he fails to remain law-abiding.