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Minnesota man accused of killing mother with drug injection

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say they are searching for a 62-year-old suburban Minneapolis man accused of injecting his ailing mother with a lethal dose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

Scott Henkel is charged with third-degree murder, four felony drug counts, and a weapons possession violation in connection with the death of 82-year-old Carol Henkel in November 2020. Authorities say the two shared an apartment where police seized a large quantity of marijuana, other illicit drugs and a handgun. The Star Tribune reports that a nationwide warrant has been issued for Henkel’s arrest.

Henkel, described in court filings as a “roadie” who sets up musical equipment for bands, said he didn’t know how his mother could have ingested fentanyl.

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