17-Year-Old Faces Murder Charge 23 Apr 14

A 17-year-old boy from Blue Earth has been charged with 3rd-degree murder in connection with the drug overdose death of a 17-year-old Mankato girl last month. Trace Hafner was also initially charged with 3rd-degree sale of a controlled substance to a person under 18 for allegedly providing the synthetic drug that caused the death of his girlfriend, Chloe Moses. Mankato residents 21-year old Tyler Anthony Caputo and 30-year old James Luke Inman have been charged with 3rd-degree aiding and abetting murder in relation to the drug as well, which is believed to have also caused the death of a 22-year-old Mankato man. The drug was being sold in blue packages with gold or silver crowns, and has been determined to be a bath-salts type of drug that is a combination of a hallucinogen and a stimulant.