Madelia Homeowner who killed teen makes first appearance 15 Mar 17

The Madelia homeowner who is accused of killing a teen after 3 teens were trespassing on his property made his first court appearance in Watonwan County District Court Tuesday. Sixty-five-year-old David Allen Pettersen is charged with manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm for fatally shooting 19-year-old Nicolas Embertson of Madelia on January 28th. Pettersen told law enforcement he was shooting at the tires of the teens’ vehicle as it fled. Pettersen pleaded not guilty and a pretrial hearing was scheduled for May 2nd.