A 43-year-old Ogilvie man charged with second-degree murder in his grandmother’s death has entered a guilty plea in Kanabec County District Court.
Dustin Tinklenberg was arrested in September of 2022 after police discovered 93-year-old Stella Anderson dead at her residence.
A medical examiner determined that her cause of death was multiple sharp force injuries to her head. A hatchet owned by Tinklenberg matched a sheath located at the crime scene.
According to the criminal complaint, Tinklenberg reported being homeless and occasionally staying with his grandmother, who he said harassed him.
The complaint also states that he was quoted as saying “so I lost it” after reporting that his grandmother altered the bacon he was eating.
Tinklenberg entered a Norgaard plea, in which the defendant admits guilt but admits to being unable to recall specific facts about the incident.
A sentencing hearing for Tinklenberg is set for 9 a.m. on November 13. A second-degree murder charge carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.