The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office charged two teenagers today for the June 11 killing of a mother and her son in the Kingfield neighborhood.
Brian Lee Flowers, 16, and Stafon Edward Thompson, 17, each face two counts of murder in the first degree for the deaths of Katricia Daniels, 36, and her 10-year-old son, Robert Shepard, at Daniels’ home on the 3600 block of 1st Avenue. The motive is still unknown.
Flowers and Thompson, who were friends with Daniels’ 15-year-old son who lives in Chicago, went to the home around 10 p.m., according to a complaint from Hennepin County District Court. The teenagers then allegedly stabbed Daniels and hit her with a golf club, causing more than 100 separate injuries, the complaint said.
Shepard was apparently killed with a television set, according to statements from Flowers and Thompson, who blamed each other for the murders in interviews with police.
Police recovered the television, golf club and two knives from the home. A third knife believed to be used in the killings was found in a garbage can behind the house.
Bloody footprints, handprints and fingerprints were found throughout the home.
Joe Williams, Daniels’ boyfriend, reported the murder just after 7 a.m. June 12, after arriving home from work. His one-year-old daughter was also at the scene, found covered in blood, but unharmed.
Thompson and Flowers are both in custody and were being transferred from the Juvenile Detention Center to the Adult Detention Center.