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Third family member has died following pipe wrench attack

David Ekers is charged with attacking his sister, his mother and his grandmother
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Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 8:18 AM CDT
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MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (AP) — A third person has died of injuries that prosecutors say were inflicted with a pipe wrench by a family member with a mental illness, in Maple Grove.

David Ekers is charged with attacking his sister, Eleanor Ekers, his mother Linda Ekers and his grandmother Darlene Broste on July 8.

Broste died the next day. Eleanor Ekers died two weeks later and Linda Ekers died this week, her husband, John Ekers, posted Wednesday on CaringBridge.org.

A criminal complaint says David Ekers admitted to trying to kill his grandmother, mother and sister because he believed the women wanted him to return to a psychiatric hospital or start taking his medication again.

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