Neighbor is ‘killed execution style by three grandkids who wrongly thought he’d given their grandmother illegal drugs’ in Rochester, Minnesota
Malcolm Jammal Woods, 27 ,and Kielah Shanae Parsons, 34, have been charged with murder after allegedly shooting their grandmother’s neighbor, Brandon Arndt, in the face on Sept 10
Their 19-year-old cousin Darien K. Klindworth-Woods, also one of Barnes’ grandsons, faces charges of aiding and abetting, after acting as a getaway driver for the shooting
Brandon Arndt lived next door to Rosetta Barnes and helped the disabled 71-year-old with her medication and also did her groceries and odd jobs around the house
He’d made a welfare check on Barnes on Sept 8 when she called for help and found her unwell – he had given her water and her prescription pack, but she had declined when he offered to have her taken to hospital
When family saw Barnes on Sept 9, she had taken a turn or the worse and they concluded that Arndt had given her illegal drugs
In the early hours of Sept 10, the 38-year-old was killed when Woods and Parsons knocked on his door and shot him in the face by Woods
‘Tests have revealed no evidence Arndt had done anything wrong’ – police said
Malcolm Woods allegedly was the trigger man – he sold the gun after the murder
Brandon Arndt [photo], was executed on Aug 10 by his disabled neighbor Rosetta Barnes’ grandchildren after they suspected he supplied her illegal drugs that sent the 71-year-old to hospital
Three people have been arrested after Brandon Arndt was found shot in the head Sept. 10 at the rear door of the manufactured home where he lived at Bob’s Trailer Court, 1915 Marion Road SE, lot 14. in Rochester, Minnesota.
The suspects, all grandchildren of an elderly hospitalized neighbor, are facing murder charges after shooting her neighbor in the face because they believed he’d hurt her.
Malcolm Jammal Woods, 27, and Kielah Shanae Parsons, 34, both of Rochester, appeared in court on Monday on second-degree murder charges in the death of Brandon Arndt.
Rochester police said 38-year-old Arndt had been helping his elderly neighbor, Rosetta Barnes, since she moved into the trailer court a month before. Arndt, helped the disabled 71-year-old with her medication and also did her groceries and odd jobs around the house.
On Sept. 8, the day before she was hospitalized, Arndt reportedly went over to check on Barnes after hearing her call for help, according to court documents.
There, he had given her water and her prescription pack, but she had declined when he offered to have her taken to hospital.
Brandon Arndt [photo] two days before he was killed, he had been to Barnes’ house to check on her, after hearing her call for help.
Police allege that two days after the incident, Woods and Parson knocked on neighbor Brandon Arndt’s door in the early hours of September 10, believing their grandmother Rosetta Barnes had been hospitalized because she’d overdosed on illegal drugs he’d given her, The Post Bulletin reported.
When he answered the door, police say Woods, who had covered his hands and feet in plastic bags, shot him in the face.
Charging documents allege after the shooting, he threw the bags into a trash can and sold the gun.
Arndt’s mother, who was at his home at the time of the shooting, told police her son and Barnes had known each other, and he’d been looking out for her since she moved in a month before.
The next day, a family member called her an ambulance after finding her in what Rochester Police Captain John Sherwin said was a ‘disturbing’ condition.
She was hospitalized soon after, leading the men to believe Arndt was responsible.
Multiple family members showed up at Arndt’s door that day accusing him of hurting Barnes, and he was reported to police, although there is no evidence of any wrongdoing on his part.
Darien K. Klindworth-Woods, 19, [photo, left], also one of Barnes’ grandsons, faces charges of aiding and abetting. He is accused of acting as a getaway driver for the shooting.
Woods and Klindworth-Woods are believed to be half-brothers, and Parsons is their cousin.