Community vigil for slain mother and son

KINGFIELD — A vigil for a mother and her 10-year-old son found dead last week in a Kingfield duplex was planned for 6 p.m. tonight.

The vigil begins at the intersection of 36th Street and 1st Avenue South, near the duplex where Katricia L. Daniels, 36, and her son Robert Shepard died in an apparent double homicide last week. Participants will walk to nearby Dr. Martin Luther King Park.

On Friday, two 17-year-old males were arrested in connection with the slayings. Minneapolis Police reported the suspects were acquainted with the victims, but would not release any other information because they are juveniles.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office determined the cause of death for Daniels was “multiple sharp force injuries.” Shepard’s cause of death was “complex homicidal violence,” the office reported.

The vigil is sponsored by the Minneapolis chapter of MAD DADS and several other groups.