St. Cloud woman charged with premeditated 1st degree murder


ST. CLOUD – A Stearns County grand jury has charged a St. Cloud woman with premeditated 1st degree murder in the shooting death of Janesa Lashay Harris.

Thirty-three years Angela Jones is also charged with intentional 2nd degree murder in this case.

Harris’ body was found in an apartment in the 1400 block of 12th Avenue North on June 2, 2021. Court records indicate that she was killed on or around May 31.

The Midwestern Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy on Harris and determined that she died of a gunshot wound and the type of death was homicide.

Jones is being held on unconditional $ 2 million or $ 1 million conditional bail.

Jones is also charged with the shooting death of a 25-year-old Keisa Lange from Litchfield a few days later.

Jones and three others are accused of driving Lange to the end of Cooper Avenue South, shot him and left his body by the side of the road.

Jones, 23 Deantae davis, 26 years Kenneth Carter Jr., and 36 years old Alicia lewis are all charged with aiding and abetting 2nd degree murder.

In the state of Minnesota, an indictment before a grand jury is required for first degree murder and any felony that carries a sentence of life imprisonment.

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