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Neunaber Faces First Degree Murder Charges

(Le Mars) -- Charges of first degree murder have been issued to Jonathon Neunaber of Akron.  Neunaber is accused of killing his mother Esther Neunaber.  Esther, and her husband Donald, were both found dead in their rural Akron home on July 9th.  Plymouth County Attorney Darin Raymond filed the arrest warrant Thursday morning.  The state medical examiner determined the cause of death as homicide.  Jonathon Neunaber admitted to investigators that he willfully, deliberatley, and with premeditation caused the death of his mother Ester Neunaber.  Jonathon Neunaber was found by authorities in La Crosse, Wisconsin, a day after the discovery of the dead bodies.  He has been held in Plymouth County Jail as a material witness since the incident.  Bond has been set at $100,000.  A hearing is scheduled for Monday, August 4th.

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