Dikken Sentenced to Life in Prison 01 Jul 14

Andrew Dikken, the 29-year-old from Renville, has pleaded guilty to two counts of First Degree Murder, and has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Dikken appeared for a plea hearing before Judge Thomas Van Horn in a courtroom in the Chippewa County Courthouse in Montevideo Monday.

He pleaded guilty to First Degree Murder with Premeditation, and First Degree Murder While Committing a Felony.

Van Horn accepted the pleas. Four other counts of First Degree Murder were dismissed.

Dikken then recieved the life sentence for the September 2nd shooting deaths of his ex-girlfriend 26-year-old Kara Monson of Granite Falls and Monson’s new boyfriend 28-year-old Chris Panitzke of Redwood Falls.