Man Charged with Killing Minn. Mother, Nephew

Created: 10/31/2012 3:41 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

Prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old man with fatally stabbing his mother and teenage nephew in their Minneapolis home.

Ishmael Roberts was charged Wednesday in Hennepin County court with two counts of second-degree murder.

According to the criminal complaint, a witness awoke in the house and saw a man wearing a mask and dark clothing stabbing the woman. As he ran from the house to call 911 the witness says he heard the boy screaming. Police recovered a sheath for a sword at the scene.

The victims were stabbed early Monday.

Roberts was arrested in Iowa that night after authorities say he rolled Wilson's car and ran away.

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