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Osakis murder suspect awaits sentencing

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Nine months after Diane Fortenberry was killed in her rural Osakis home, the murder suspect who pleaded guilty was scheduled to be sentenced next week.


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Jeffrey Allan Brooks, of Alexandria, was scheduled to be sentenced in Todd County District County Monday, February 13.

Brooks pleaded guilty to the Fortenberry murder in November.

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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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