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Victim in Grand Rapids double shooting dies

  • Associated Press
  • December 30, 2012 - 4:55 PM

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. - A Grand Rapids woman has died a week after police say she was shot by a man in her home.

The Hibbing Daily Tribune reports Sunday that 59-year-old Rosemary Oberg-Johnson died at a hospital on Saturday (http://bit.ly/X6mSPu). Prosecutors had previously charged William Levi Payne of Bovey with eight felony counts in connection with the Dec. 22 shooting of Oberg-Johnson and her son, Paul Russell Johnson.

Paul Johnson remains in critical condition at a hospital in Duluth.

A woman who had been granted an order for protection against Payne told police she was visiting the shooting victims when she heard Payne yell and saw him fire a gun.

Payne is in custody at the Itasca County Jail. Prosecutors say they'll amend the complaint against him.

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Information from: The Daily Tribune, http://www.hibbingmn.com/placed/

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