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Park Rapids area man accused of murdering roommate who was found dead in fire

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PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A northern Minnesota man is accused of shooting and killing his roommate with a shotgun before their home started on fire.


Frederick William Bachman, 26, was arrested Wednesday, more than two weeks after the fire at the Lake Hattie home he shared with the victim, James Schwartzbauer, 57.

Firefighters were called to the home at 5:30 a.m. May 31 and found the home was fully engulfed.

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