Duluth, MN (KDAL) - It's now a case of murder. In an Itasca County Courtroom yesterday charges were increased against a 26 year old Bovey, Minnesota man now accused of murder in the attack of Rosemary and Paul Johnson on December 22nd in Grand Rapids. William Levi Payne is charged with going to the home, shooting the Johnson's and kidnapping his estranged wife. Rosemary Johnson died from her injuries at a Duluth hospital.
Payne's defense attorneys asked the court yesterday to order an evaluation to determine whether Payne was legally insane at the time of the shootings.