Follow-Up: Man Charged With Murder After Attack on Richfield Couple

After a man was discovered dead and woman badly injured March 2, a Minneapolis man has been charged with murder and attempted murder.

Warning: Some of the details of this incident are a little disturbing.

A Minneapolis man has been charged in connection .

found Toni Gail Jackson and her husband, Richard Webb, 79, on March 2. According to court documents, the couples' throats had been slashed, and Webb was dead. The couple was orginally discovered by Jackson's sister.

Leon Henry Anderson, 23, is in custody in Hennepin County, charged with first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder. He is being held on a $1 million bond and is scheduled to make his first court appearance on the charges on Thursday.

The criminal complaint released Wednesday stated police determined the attack had happened on Feb. 28, three days before Jackson's sister came to the home and found them.

According to the complaint, Jackson told her sister the incident had happened two weeks ago. Her wound was not bleeding when police arrived. Jackson was taken to the hospital.

When Jackson was released from the hospital, she reportedly told police that Anderson had been at her home on Feb. 28, though she couldn’t remember how he got there. According to the complaint, she said Anderson forced her into a back room, where he pushed her head into a pillow, cut her throat and demanded cash. She said she didn’t see what happened to her husband, though she struggled with Anderson and called out for Webb.

. When they found Anderson with the car, he also had Jackson’s purse, according to the complaint.

Investigators reported that Webb suffered many cuts and died of “complex homicidal violence.”  According to court documents, his body was found lying in a pool of blood on the floor, with obvious signs of decomposition.

Police investigating the murder and the attack sought search warrants for Jackson’s medical records, the couple’s bank account and DNA samples from some of the couple’s family members, one of whom was treated for a stab wound in the days before the attack.

In addition, records stated that Police learned Anderson went on a shopping spree with his girlfriend in the days following the attack, and that he allegedly told friends he had found a wallet and credit cards belonging to an “old white guy.”

Anderson’s criminal history includes convictions for failing to register as a predatory offender, fleeing a police officer and domestic assault.

Richfield Patch will continue to update readers as more information becomes available.


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