A Minnesota couple has been arrested after she accused a man of raping her.
22-year-old Kayleene Danielle Greniger was charged as an accomplice after the fact in the second-degree murder of 20-year-old David Alexander Haiman. She was also charged with third-degree assault.
Her boyfriend, 25-year-old Joseph Christen Thoresen, was charged with intentional second-degree murder of the young man.
Investigators say she gave an eyewitness account of the murder, telling authorities that she confronted the victim about the alleged sexual assault when he’d come to the couple’s apartment on June 20th.
She punched Haiman in the face when he got there, then says he agreed to be tied up with rope and beaten as payback for the supposed rape.
The couple both continued beating him, with Ms. Greniger says she broke his nose during the salvo of punches.
She goes on to say that the three of them left the apartment a little later to look for drugs. They smoked some weed and meth in the car as they drove through the woods in the victim’s car.
Her boyfriend was driving it, then stopped under the guise of a breakdown, after, according to Greniger, the victim called her “several derogatory terms”.
The two men then went under the hood to diagnose the fake problem. That’s when Mr. Thoresen struck Haiman with a baseball bat and stabbed him repeatedly with a large knife.
It took an even more grisly turn when he cut the victim’s head off with a machete and disposed of both his body and his head in two separate places in the woods.
A day before the victim was reported missing after failing to show up to work, police found the murderer in the victim’s car with another man driving it.
19-year-old Triston Michael Corwin was that man. He’s said to have led police on a high-speed chase before crashing into a ditch.
He then told cops that Thoresen had held a knife to him, ordering him to drive. He also said that Thoresen had told him he’d killed the car’s owner a few days earlier.
Thoresen was released, however, when police found no such knife on his person or in the car.
After Haiman was reported missing, authorities conducted a follow-up interview with Corwin to get even more details of Thoresen’s confession.
He told detectives that he’d burned a blood-stained baseball bat that Thoresen brought to his house.
He’s been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, fourth-degree driving while impaired, and fleeing an officer on foot.
He wasn’t charged with anything to do with Haiman’s death.
Authorities found Mr. Haiman’s body an hour before they finally located his head Sunday morning.
Ms. Greniger was arrested on Tuesday and faces a maximum of 20 years in prison on her accomplice charge, and five years on the assault charge.
Investigators are stilling looking into the rape claim against Haiman.