Second teen sentenced for Kingfiled double murder

Brian Flowers, 17, was sentenced to life in prison April 28 for the murders of Katricia Daniels, 35, and her 10-year-old son, Robert Shepard, last June in Kingfield.

Flowers was convicted in Hennepin County District Court on four counts of first-degree murder. Friend and accomplice Stafon Thompson, who is the same age, was convicted of the same crimes in March and received the same sentence. 

Flowers cried as jurors entered the courtroom with their decision, according to a statement on the Hennepin County Attorney’s website.

The teens blamed each other for thekillings, which took place after Daniels invited them to spend the night at her home. The teens were friends with Daniels’ older son, who was in Chicago at the time. Daniels’ boyfriend Joseph Williams found the brutally beaten bodies of Daniels and Shepard the next day. Williams’ also found his unharmed 18-month-old daughter at the scene. 

Flowers and Thompson blamed each other for the murders, the motive for which was Daniels’ money and car.