Junkermeier Murder Trial Hearing 24 Mar 14

A trial management conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. today (Monday) for Brok Junkermeier, the 19-year-old Willmar man charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing Lila Warwick last summer.

The West Central Tribune reports jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday for the trial expected to last up to three weeks before District Judge Donald Spilseth in Kandiyohi County District Court.

The 79-year-old Warwick was found dead, stabbed and strangled, at her residence on the east edge of Willmar on July 29.

Junkermeier and Warwick’s grandson, 18-year-old Robert Warwick, were indicted on first-degree murder charges in September for their roles in the murder. Both young men face the possibility of life in prison if convicted and both are currently held on $2 million bail in the Kandiyohi County Jail.

The third teen charged in the case, 16-year-old Devon Jenkins, of Willmar, was sentenced in January to a juvenile sentence at Prairie Lakes Youth Programs, probation until his 21st birthday and 100 hours of community service each year. He also received a stayed adult sentence of 15 years in prison, to be executed if he fails to comply with the juvenile sentence.