UPDATE: Man Officially Charged in Richfield Murder

Leon Henry Anderson, 23, is charged with the murder of Richard Webb and the attempted murder of Toni Gail Jackson.

Last Updated: April 10, 2012 at 9 p.m.

Anderson's hearing has been rescheduled for April 25.


, and the attempted murder of his wife, Toni Gail Jackson, in Hennepin County District Court Wednesday.

According to the criminal complaint, Jackson's sister discovered the couple with both of their throats slashed March 2, however, determined the attack happened Feb. 28. Investigators reported that Webb suffered many cuts and died of “complex homicidal violence.” Jackson's throat was not bleeding when Police arrived, but *had not been stitched together.

According to the complaint, after Jackson was released from the hospital she told police Anderson forced her into a back room, pushed her head into a pillow, cut her throat and demanded cash. Jackson said she didn't see what happened to her husband.

While Anderson has yet to be convicted of the crimes, Richfield Police believe they've made a major accomplishment.

"It's a good feeling when you bring in the person who's responsible for a crime like this," Richfield Police Lt. Jay Henthorne told Richfield Patch Thursday. "We brought in the right person and got the complaint drawn up and got him charged, and we're happy about that."

Henthorne said the Richfield Police Department's entire investigative unit worked on the case, which he called "not too common" for the city.

Anderson will next appear for an omnibus hearing in Hennepin County District Court at 1:30 p.m. April 11.

Richfield Patch will update readers as more information becomes available.

Editor's Note: The victim's throat had not been stitched together as originally written.

PDP March 25, 2012 at 04:38 AM
According to the StarTrib story, this was not a random act. The suspect had done odd jobs around the house for the victims and was introduced to the couple by a friend of the wife.
Caitlin Burgess March 26, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Yes, exactly what Paul said.
Minnesota Dreams April 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Just to clarify - her throat was NOT stitched up according to police. Was that a misprint?
Caitlin Burgess April 11, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Yes. It was a typo. I double checked the criminal complaint and made the change.
Minnesota Dreams December 01, 2012 at 04:26 AM
Thanks Caitlin! Keep up the great reporting.


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