18-Year-Old Charged with Manslaughter in Connection with Fatal Brawl

By KBJR News 1

18-Year-Old Charged with Manslaughter in Connection with Fatal Brawl

March 26, 2013 Updated Mar 26, 2013 at 10:36 AM CST

Bemidji, MN (NNCNOW,com) --- Two people have been charged in connection with a fatal brawl that left a 44 year old man dead last week.

18-year-old Damion John Gullickson, Jr. of Cass Lake, MN has been charged with 1st Degree Manslaughter in connection with the death of Leslie Headlbird, He has also been charged with two counts of 3rd Degree Assault.

29-year-old Dora Jean Keezer of Cass Lake has been charged with 3rd Degree Assault in connection with the brawl.

Bond has been set at $600,000 for Gullickson and $100,000 for Keezer.

Back on March 21st, police responded to the scene of a large brawl around 6:30 that evening near Bemidji, MN, where they found a large group of intoxicated people who were bleeding and in distress.

Authorities say Headbird was beaten so severely he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Two other victims, a man and woman were hospitalized with life threatening injuries.

Both Keezer and Gullickson's next court appearance is set for April 1st.

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