Park Point Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

He is Scheduled to Appear in Court April 30

DULUTH, Minn. – A Duluth man accused of burglarizing and killing a 70-year-old Park Point resident in January has pleaded not guilty to those charges.

Darrel Mayhew, 30, is facing charges of second-degree murder with intent, second-degree murder without intent, aggravated robbery, and first degree burglary.

Mayhew is accused of violently attacking Larry Watczak, 70, during a burglary in his home on January 2. Authorities say Watczak was hit over the head with a blunt instrument while taking his evening nap in his home on the 800-block of Lake Avenue on Park Point. Watczak later died of his injuries.

Mayhew is scheduled to appear in court again on April 30.

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