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Red Lake woman charged with murder

RED LAKE, Minn. -- A Red Lake woman has been charged with murder in federal court. Alison Ann Brown, 25, allegedly stabbed Byron James Lussier, 51, multiple times at his home before he was pronounced dead at Red Lake Hospital earlier this month, ...

RED LAKE, Minn. -- A Red Lake woman has been charged with murder in federal court.

Alison Ann Brown, 25, allegedly stabbed Byron James Lussier, 51, multiple times at his home before he was pronounced dead at Red Lake Hospital earlier this month, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minneapolis. Witnesses told police that Brown stabbed Lussier with a kitchen knife after an argument and then fled on foot.

According to the news release, Brown was charged with one count of murder on Thursday. Brown, who is in custody, made her first appearance in federal court last week.

Brown faces a potential maximum penalty of life in prison if convicted. The case was investigated by the Red Lake Tribal Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Clifford B. Wardlaw.

The Bemidji Pioneer and the News Tribune are Forum Communications Co. newspapers.

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