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Redwood Falls Gazette - Redwood Falls - MN
  • Husband guilty in death of local graduate Stephanie Roller-Bruner

  • A jury in Breckenridge, Colo. handed down a guilty verdict late last week against Dale Bruner who was accused of murdering his wife, Stephanie Roller-Bruner – a Redwood Falls native....


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  •   A jury in Breckenridge, Colo. handed down a guilty verdict late last week against Dale Bruner who was accused of murdering his wife, Stephanie Roller-Bruner – a Redwood Falls native. According to an article by Caddie Nath of the Summit Daily, Bruner was found guilty of second-degree murder for the murder in November 2010. He was also found guilty of two counts of first-degree assault and three counts of tampering with evidence. According to Nath’s article, the jury deliberated for just four hours before finding Bruner guilty this past Friday in Summit County District Court. Nath wrote Bruner showed no outward emotion as the verdict was read, but added Roller-Bruner’s family “hugged, cried and smiled” as they heard the news. At a press conference following the reading of the verdict, Roller-Bruner’s sister, Ramona Roller, said, “He got what was coming to him. Justice was done.” Bruner is currently in the Summit County jail awaiting sentencing, which the Summit Daily reported is scheduled to take place Sept. 28. The second-degree murder conviction carries a sentence of up to 48 years in prison, with up to 32 years for each first-degree assault charge. Roller-Bruner’s body was found after a major search took place in November 2010. After three days of searching, her body was discovered in the Blue River not far from her home in Silverthorne, Colo. The cause of death was determined to be a combination of strangulation, blunt force trauma, hypothermia and drowning. - Summit Daily report used with permission
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