Forty-six-year-old Keith Richard Rossberg, Annandale, was found guilty by a jury last week of first degree murder for killing DeVan Hawkinson.
According to a report from the Wright County Attorney, Rossberg had entered Hawkinson’s home in Annandale, sometime between March 25, 2011, and March 26, 2011. Rossberg then shot Hawkinson six times in the back of the head with his .22 Sturm Ruger pistol as Hawkinson sat in his chair in his living room.
Rossberg then lit Hawkinson on fire in an attempt to destroy the crime scene. Hawkinson’s body was found March 27, 2011. Hawkinson was 63.
The jury returned its verdict after a half-week long trial.