PARK RAPIDS, Minn. (KFGO-AM) - Charges have been filed against a Menagha, Minn. man following the death of a 19-year-old Park Rapids, Minn. woman.
Twenty-one-year-old Harley Leritz is charged with second-degree murder in the strangulation death of 19-year-old Kiela Knowles.
Hubbard county prosecutors say Leritz told police he had sex with Knowles and then killed her by choking her.
If convicted, Leritz faces up to 40 years in prison. His next court appearance is March 17.