Dikken pleads guilty, sentenced to life 01 Jul 14

Andrew Dikken will spend the rest of his life in prison.  Dikken pled guilty to premeditated first-degree murder Monday morning in Chippewa County Court and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.  Dikken was indicted by a grand jury in the deaths of Kara Monson of Granite Falls and Chris Panitzke of Redwood Falls along with other charges that included murder while committing burglary and attempting to commit arson.  Dikken spoke in front of the victims’ families and friends and said he was sorry for what he had done and took full responsibility.  However, the judge commented that he didn’t feel that Dikken’s level of remorse was of much value to those in the co

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