Thursday, March 14, 2013

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 14

March 14, 1967 – James M. Savage, 16, pleads guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Kathleen Bodie, 14, in the Cloquet High School band room on Nov. 17, 1966. “The youngster said he had no feeling of animosity toward the girl and that he was motivated by an overwhelming urge to commit the act. District judge Mitchell Dubow sentenced [Savage] to an indeterminate term not to exceed 40 years.”

Duluth News-Tribune; “Youth Admits Slaying Girl, Gets 40 Years”: March 15, 1967;
p. 1.

Murder of Kathleen Bodie; see Nov. 17, 2012 blog

Suspect arrested: see Nov. 23, 2012 blog

Complaint issued; see Feb. 20, 2013 blog

Indictment; see March 7, 2013 blog

Death of James M. Savage; see July 10, 2013 blog

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