Morristown man facing second-degree murder charges appears in court

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Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 7:00 AM CDT
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MORRISTOWN, Minn. (KEYC) - A Morristown man charged with murder was in a rice county court room this morning.

32-year-old Cody Kolstad faces second degree murder charges for the death of his roommate.

According to court officials, a grand jury is scheduled to be seated in the next couple of weeks.

Minnesota law requires a grand jury to indict a person on first degree murder charges.

The Rice County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a home on May 31 for a reported disturbance.

Deputies found 41-year-old Brian Stoeckel dead in his bed with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the neck.

According to the criminal complaint, Stoeckel’s housemate, Kolstad told police he shot him.

Kolstad’s bail has been set at $1 million without conditions and $500,000 with conditions.

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