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Next phase of Osakis murder case starts in December

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The man charged with the murder of Osakis resident Diane Fortenberry will be back in court in December.

On June 24, Todd County District Court set an omnibus hearing for December 5 at 1:30 p.m. for Jeffery Allen Brooks. Last month, Brooks waived his right to a speedy omnibus hearing.


Brooks is charged with second-degree murder for the death of Fortenberry on May 20.

Fortenberry had reportedly returned home during the lunch hour and walked in on a burglary.

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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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