Man Found Guilty In 2019 Murder In Makinen


ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Minn. — A Mora man has been found guilty in the murder of a man in Makinen in 2019.

The St. Louis County Attorney’s Office said 56-year-old J. Nicholas Cramer was found guilty of Second-Degree Intentional Murder.

Cramer murdered Frank Gerald Meyer on October 2, 2019.

According to the criminal complaint, Meyer had been allowing Cramer and his wife to stay in a camper on his property but shortly before his murder, Meyer had told the Cramers to leave.

During the investigation, authorities conducted a search of the Cramers’ camper where they found multiple .22 caliber cartridge cases that matched the .22 caliber cases found outside Meyer’s garage. The BCA analyzed the cartridge cases and determined they were fired by the same gun.

According to the complaint, investigators had also recovered two bloody metal pipes that appeared to consistent with the injuries found on Meyer’s body.

Authorities say Cramer could face up to 40 years in prison.

His sentencing is set for May 12 at 9 a.m.

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