Two Of Five Charged in Duluth Man’s Murder

Three Remaining Suspects Will Be Charged Tuesday

DULUTH, Minn. – Two of five suspects in the murder of University of Minnesota Duluth student, William Grahek, have been charged for their roles in the killing.

Tara Baker, 22, of Duluth, is charged with murder in the Second Degree, as well as first-degree Aggravated Robbery. This charged is up from the initial report, where she was to be charged with Aiding and Abetting Second Degree Intentional Homicide.

Xavier Haywood, 26, of Duluth, is charged with Aiding an Offender to Avoid Arrest.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim, 22-year-old William Grahek was shot twice on February 14, 2017, at his home on East 11th Street. Court documents state that it was Haywood who ordered three other suspects to rob Grahek of large amounts of cash and drugs believed to be in Grahek’s residence.

When Grahek refused to turn over the “stuff,” shots were fired.

The final three suspects are expected to be charged Tuesday, in St. Louis County Court.

The complaint states that Tara Baker owned the get-away vehicle, a white 1999 Jeep Cherokee and is in a relationship with the suspected shooter. Her brother is also a suspect. He will be charged tomorrow with the alleged shooter.

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