Surveillance video and text messages led authorities to a Bemidji man who allegedly stabbed a Redby, Minn., woman at least four times and left her body in the street.
Brian Keith Jourdain Jr., 25, was charged Tuesday with two counts of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Krista Fisherman. The 35-year-old was found in the 2800 block of Ridgeway Avenue about 7:15 p.m. Friday in a large pool of blood, according to the complaint filed in Beltrami County District Court.
She died from a wound in her right leg, according to an autopsy performed by the Ramsey County medical examiner’s office.
Bemidji police and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents tracked surveillance video from a Herberger’s store that indicated Jourdain and Fisherman were together just before the stabbing, the complaint said.
Authorities then went looking for Jourdain at his mother’s house. According to the complaint, she told police that she had received several calls and text messages from him, as had Jourdain’s grandmother. The two women had traded text messages saying Jourdain told the grandmother that he had stabbed the woman. Jourdain’s mother also called her son on speakerphone, during which he told her that he had stabbed the woman because she made him angry, the complaint said.
Authorities then learned Jourdain was at a McDonald’s, and went to the restaurant and arrested him there.