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Brooks to be sentenced June 12

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A little more than one year after a rural Osakis woman was killed in her home, the man who pleaded guilty to the murder will be sentenced.


Jeffrey Allen Brooks, 53, of Alexandria is scheduled for sentencing on Tuesday, June 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Todd County District Court.

On May 20, 2011, Fortenberry stopped home after lunch to let her dog outside and she reportedly interrupted Brooks burglarizing her home.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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