Duluth Teen Charged With Murder Appears in Court

By KBJR News 1

Duluth Teen Charged With Murder Appears in Court

March 29, 2013 Updated Mar 29, 2013 at 11:44 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The fate of a case against a 17 year old accused of stabbing and bludgeoning a man over 50 times is in the hands of a Saint Louis County judge.

Assistant County Attorney Angie Shambour presented her evidence to the court Thursday morning to support the charge of intentional second degree murder against 17 year old Enrique Robert Giner IV.

Giner is accused of using a hammer and a knife-like instrument to kill 27 year old Bryan Starnes back on March 9th in Lincoln Park.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim had at least 57 injuries to his head, face, neck and back. An autopsy on Starnes confirmed that he died of blunt force trauma and sharp force trauma.

According to our partners at the Duluth News Tribune, Shambour submitted almost 400 pages of police reports and four CDs documenting evidence against Giner.

Judge David Johnson has taken the evidence under assessment for probable cause and is expected to have a ruling sometime next week.

If the court finds sufficient probable cause to go ahead with the murder charge against Giner, then the Saint Louis County Attorney's Office will look to try Giner as an adult.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns